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.

January and February

Open by appointment Only
By appointment, please contact us @ 724-224-7666

Thank you for all of your support in 2022 and
we look forward to you joining us for the 2023 season!



Museum Open Regular Hours:
Wednesday and Saturday
12noon – 3pm (unless otherwise noted)

March 1st – April 9th
Exhibit: “Women Step Up!: The Stories of Women in the Alle-Kiski Valley”

Every Wednesday & Saturday Open 12 noon – 3pm
We will show various videos focusing on women in the AK Valley starting at 2pm.

March 2nd, Thursday, 6pm – 8pm

March 11th, Saturday, (time and date tentative)
Speaker from Avon
“Ding, Dong! Avon Calling… Opening Women Careers.”

March 18th, Saturday, 2pm
Program: “St. Patrick’s Day Flood in the AK Valley”

March 22nd, Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm
Game Night

March 30th, Thursday, 3pm – 6pm
WAKE/ Alle-Kiski Strong Networking Event (RSVP Required)
AKVHS, WAKE and Alle-Kiski Strong Chamber of Commerce are partnering to offer a networking opportunity and will feature Cindy Homburg, Tarentum historian to discuss various women from the history of the AK Valley.


Museum Open Regular Hours:
Wednesday and Saturday
12noon – 3pm (unless otherwise noted)

April 5th, Wednesday, 12noon – 3pm
Last day to visit the exhibit “Women Step Up!: The Stories of Women in the Alle-Kiski Valley”

April 6th, Thursday, 6pm – 8pm

April 7, 8, & 9th the museum will be closed in observance for
Good Friday, Holy Saturday and Easter

April 22nd, Saturday, 12noon – 3pm
Earth Day / Rachel Carson Video

April 23rd, Sunday, Time TBD
Speaker: Charlton Young
Researching a Family’s Heroes and Villians
Mr. Young wrote a book on his family’s Civil War participation. In doing so, he found other interesting members of his family.

(This talk will kick off the AKVHS Monthly Workshop held the last Saturday of each month on “Writing about Your Family’s History.”)

April 26th, Wednesday, 6pm – 8pm
Game Night

April 29th, Saturday, 10am – 12noon
Workshop: Writing about Your Family’s History

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.
Enjoy browsing through our Alle-Kisiki in the media.
Through volunteering, photographic or area item donations, AKVHS is always happy to extend our history through the help of others.

Donate or Join to be a member and support our AKVHS non-profit.

Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum 2023
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