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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

 

Latest Podcasts

NEW KENSINGTON'S
TWO HISTORICAL
MARKERS IN 2016

Pulitzer Winning
Photographer
Eddie Adams
May 29, 2016

Stephanie Kwolek,
Inventor of KEVLAR,
 October 1, 2016

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Dec 7
11am-3pm Playing of Veteran Interviews

5:30pm Comp
BBQ Dinner

6:30pm John Bailey:
AKValley Goes to War

ANNUAL HERITAGE CHRISTMAS
Tue., Dec 27
11am-3pm
 Children's Activities,
Entertainment & More
FREE

 

WESTERN PA'S
NICEST SETTING FOR ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

NEXT DATE MAY 21, 2017

THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN 2016!


CLICK FOR THE LIST OF EVENTS ON CURRENT SCHEDULE

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

Olszewski Art of Miniatures

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.  
2017 Dates: May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15
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