MISSION STATEMENT

The Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society is a non-profit, permanent institution whose primary mission is interpreting, preserving, and celebrating our cultural, industrial, and ethnic heritage of the Allegheny and Kiskiminetas river valleys in southwestern Pennsylvania, a region embracing the surrounding areas from Harmar Township north to Freeport, and east to Apollo.

The Society is committed to accomplishing this mission through the following objectives:

    1. Acquiring, preserving, and professionally exhibiting historically relevant material that illustrates the history of the region;

    2. Developing and facilitating cooperative partnerships among organizations with a similar mission;

    3. Providing educational and outreach opportunities for the public; and

    4. Serving as a catalyst for the private and public preservation, rehabilitation and/or adaptive re-use of historic sites.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Jim Thomas (President)
Robert Sauro (Vice President) 
MaryJane Zdila (Treasurer)
Charles “Skip” Culleiton

William Hall
Helen Strzesieski
Steve Kubicko
Nan Belli

Chris Monroe
Melissa Makofske

HOW TO JOIN

Please fill in the form below.

Checks can be dropped off in person or mailed to:

AKVHS
224 East Seventh Avenue
Tarentum PA 15084-1513

2022 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

Memberships are based on a calendar year with renewal announcements for coming year.

MEMBERSHIP TYPE

Checks can be dropped off in person or mailed to:

AKVHS
224 East Seventh Avenue
Tarentum PA 15084-1513

HOW TO HELP
Become a member

Volunteer to work

Offer advice
Contribute information, time, artifacts, money
For More Information Contact Us at:

PHONE:
(724) 224-7666 

AVAILABLE BOOKS

ALL OF THESE BOOKS  MAKE EXCELLENT CHRISTMAS GIFTS.

ALLEGHENY VALLEY TROLLEYS BOOK
After many years of restoration, Miss Brackenridge was rolled out on June 1, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum at Washington, PA.

On that same day, the Trolley Museum released a book about the trolley system that served our region from the late 1800’s until 1937.  Written by Edward H. Lybarger and Dennis F. Cramer and featuring maps and layout by Bruce P. Wells, the book recounts the development of public transit in the industrialized Allegheny Valley. It also follows “Miss Brackenridge” from its introduction on Valentine’s Day in 1930 to its complete restoration at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in June.

The book is a treasure chest of local history, and is available for purchase at our museum or at the PA Trolley Museum for $21.95 plus tax.

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 $8 for US Postage

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.

Pick up your copy at the Museum for $25 (tax included)  or have it sent for an additional $8 for  US Postage 

Pick up your copy at the Museum for $25 (tax included) or have it sent for an additional $8 for  US Postage

Pick up your copy at the Museum for $25 (tax included) or have it sent for an additional $8 for  US Postage

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 $8 for  US Postage

“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 $20 (tax included) or have it sent for an additional $8 for  US Postage