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Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum

Museum Hours:
 Wednesday & Saturday: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Glass, Steel, and Aluminum industries were the economic growth engines for the A-K river valley towns that grew in the shadow of Pittsburgh, attracting entrepreneurs, immigrant labor, and union organizers. You are invited to join in the efforts of the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society to preserve and celebrate the unique history of this region. 

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Want to help?
Volunteer Coordinator
Docents at the Museum
Flea-Tique Help
Program Committee

Veteran Voices
of Pittsburgh
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Oral History Initiative

Saturday, August 13
10am-3:00pm

Latest Podcasts

 
Stephanie Kwolek,
Inventor of KEVLAR
Historical Marker
 approved for
NK
want to help?

Eddie Adams Historical Marker unveiled May 29


His Vietnam Photo Exhibit will be at
Penn State NK
through August


click for details

Updating
website today

WESTERN PA'S
NICEST SETTING FOR ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

NEXT DATE
JULY 17

SAVE THE DATE
Sat, Aug 27

The AKVHS
50th Anniversary
Picnic for the Entire Family


New Kensington Camera Club info about Eddie Adams Day 2016 can be found on www.EddieAdamsDay.com

The  Museum  Take a look at the A-K Heritage Museum, a beautiful 1931 Art Deco Building in Tarentum - the cobalt blue glass walls in the ballroom - the murals that tell the story of the home front during WWII - the aluminum collection from the world's first production plant for aluminum - the Tarentum Glass collection - and much more.
Click for Directions to the Museum

List of Events Scheduled

Olszewski Art of Miniatures

Renowned folk music composer and performer will play a variety of coal mining songs and discuss the origin of the songs

FleaTique - We are told that we have one of the best outdoor Antique and Collectible Flea Markets in Western Pennsylvania.
Always the Third Sunday of the months May through October.  
2016 Dates: May 15, June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sep 18, Oct 16
Vendor spaces $25, Customer parking $3 per car. Sorry, no pets allowed.
All proceeds benefit Heritage Museum and Tour-Ed Mine Foundation

The Historical Society: Click for Mission Statement / Board of Directors

How to Help" Page  Become a member - volunteer to work - offer advice - contribute information, time, artifacts, money.

Chronicle Page  Contains an index of the articles published in the Chronicle and the previous publication, the Historia.

Historical Data Base  Inquire about the Home Towns in the Valley; Residents and Visitors over the years, or Events in History.

Links Page  Gateway to numerous related web sites. .
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Below are six books currently available at the Museum

"WWII ROLL CALL" - Joe Bodick visited every WWII Memorial in the A-K Valley, recording every name on every memorial and entered them in his computer data base. Adding a number of photographs, he produced a true keepsake for the families and friends of these veterans. Pick up your copy at the Museum for $25 (tax included)  or have it sent for an additional $6 for shipping and handling. 
"TARENTUM, THEN AND NOW" - Enjoy Charles  "Skip Culleiton's"  268 page tour of Tarentum's interesting history. Hundreds of vintage photos are described in detail, and then matched with photos and descriptions of the sites today.

ALL OF THESE BOOKS  MAKE
EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

Pick up your copy at the Museum for $25 (tax included)  or have it sent for an additional $6 for shipping and handling. 

"REMEMBERING THE ST. PATRICK'S DAY FLOOD OF 1936 IN THE ALLEGHENY-KISKI VALLEY - is a 337 page treasure chest of photos, news stories and personal accounts of the people in our local river towns. It was created by Mickey Cendrowski, former Museum Manager. (Click to read  more about it

Pick up your copy at the Museum for $25 (tax included)  or have it sent for an additional $6 for shipping and handling. 
"HISTORICAL NATRONA" - Charles "Skip" Culleiton,compiled this 256-page book of historical photos, stories and data about Natrona's people, industry, businesses, churches, schools, organizations, military veterans, disasters, celebrations, sports, etc.
It is so interesting and comprehensive!
(Click to read  more about it)
Pick up your copy at the Museum for $25 (tax included)  or have it sent for an additional $6 for shipping and handling. 
"THE HISTORY OF EAST DEER TOWNSHIP" - Charles "Skip" Culleiton, the author of "Greetings from the A-K Valley" and most of the articles in our quarterly publication "The Chronicle" has just  finished this 150-page book which contains many vintage photos and interesting facts about East Deer. Pick up your copy at the Museum for $20 (tax included)  or have it sent for an additional $6 for shipping and handling. 
"GREETINGS FROM THE A-K VALLEY" - Charles "Skip" Culleiton's Picture Postcard History of the Communities of the Allegheny-Kiskiminetas Valley is available at the Museum or by mail. This 341 page treasure chest of local history shows more than 600 postcards and tells the stories of 29 communities in the
 A-K Valley.  
Pick up your copy at the Museum for $25 (tax included)  oor have it sent for an additional $6 for shipping and handling. nr an add $5 for shipping and handling. 

 

Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society
224 East Seventh Avenue
Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 224-7666 
email: akvhs@salsgiver.com