Allegheny-Kiski Valley Heritage Museum
Museum closed for the pandemic; re-opening planned for June 2021
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. 

First Flea-tique This Year:  May 16, 2021

We are planning to re-open the Museum in June, 2021

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Oral history of our
cultural, industrial and ethnic heritage

Latest Podcasts


 1- 2 PM - FREE ADM

Join us for John Bailey's videos of our local Alle-Kiski veterans’ stories of WWII, Korea and Vietnam.   Bring a friend. Wheelchair accessible.
(More Info)


Jonathan Klemens,

Surviving the 18th Century Medical  Treatments


 May 16, 2021

ALLEGHENY VALLEY TROLLEYS published by the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in June 2018; authors: Edward H. Lybarger, Dennis F. Cramer and Bruce P. Wells


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.

Olszewski Art of Miniatures Robert Olszewski has created miniature art for the Goebel Company, the Disney Company, Harmony Ball, and Enesco for more than 40 years.

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.  
 2021 Flea Tique Dates: May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug 15, Sep 19, Oct 17
Vendor spaces $30, 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. .







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 $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 

"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 $8 for  US Postage 
"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 $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 $25 (tax included) or have it sent for an additional $8 for  US Postage nr an add $5 for shipping and handling. 


Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society
224 East Seventh Avenue
Tarentum, PA 15084
(724) 224-7666 



Below are scheduled events

 Click on event for details

Thur TBA 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Veterans' Afternoon  Videos  free
Sun TBA 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Surviving the 18th Century Medical Treatments free
Sun May 20 Dawn till 2:00  pm Flea-tique $3 per car

 Clean, Fix & Paint / Add new Displays

Getting ready to reopen



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