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Western Allegheny Historical Society


Western Allegheny Historical Society

"History - the story of a tale of what has happened or may have happened in the past."

In 2015, a small group of residents from the West Allegheny community formed a Historical Society to do just that - tell a story of our community’s past through pictures, articles, and programs. Their hope is to expand the group to further explore the wealth of information from the past that the area in which we reside has to offer.

Since its inception, the group has hosted Jerry Andres from the Pioneers West Historical Society, the History Hounds showcasing their local metal detecting finds, Soldiers & Sailors with their Footlocker Program, the Aetna Chemical Company Explosion by Dan Prevade, the Heinz History Center presentations on Pittsburgh’s Impact on the World and the Pittsburgh Homefront during the Civil War. They also partnered for an Indoor-Outdoor Tour of the Walker Ewing Log House with Pioneers West Historical Society, hosted a field trip for an escorted tour of the Allegheny Cemetery, and brought local authors Brady Crytzer, Gene P. Schaeffer, and Thomas White to the library for book signings.

We hope that you will "Step into our Past" by visiting the History Wall located at our local library showcasing the communities of Findlay, North Fayette, and Oakdale. A display case has also been given to the library for some of the historical artifacts that are being donated by area residents. Also, be sure to check out our Pennsylvania collection and local history section for books, WASD yearbooks, and more. You can learn more about the historical society on the WAHS website.

Remember, the times you are living in today will be remembered as your children and grandchildren’s past. If you are interested in exploring the history of our community, the group is open for yearly memberships at a cost of $10 per member. Membership meetings are held four times a year. Email WAHS at for more information or fill out the online application. You can also make a donation to show your support of the historical society.

Historical Society Meeting Minutes

Book and notebook
  • Items Borrowed


  • Registered Members


  • Dollars Raised


  • Program Participants


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