Latrobe Area Historical Society
Military and home front history
Latrobe Area Historical Society museum display room
Penny farthing cycling clubs and first airmail delivery
Library of yearbooks, local directories, family histories, and cemetery records
Forty seat auditorium
File cabinet collection for business, recreation, churches, communities, families, government, industry, organizations, schools, sports, transportation and wars
Backstory and Context
The main museum area features displays of artifacts covering business and industry, coal mining, prominent citizens, organizations, schools, military service and the beginnings of professional football and airmail delivery. Separate rooms portray an old-time country store, a "Grandma's" house, and a one-room schoolhouse.
Library and Archives
The collection of books, newspapers, photographs, original documents, microfilm, family, community, and cemetery records, maps, yearbooks and scrapbooks are all made available for public use. The articles, local directories, memoirs, diaries, personal letters, ledgers, meeting minutes, and audio recordings with transcripts cover a diverse cross section of people, their occupations, associations, service and time periods in which they lived from 1780 until today.
A 40 seat auditorium with audio and video service is available for hosting student groups, church groups, class reunions, and local organization meetings.
Programs on various topics are available for presentation . A quarterly publication, the Latrobe Historical Gazette, features articles on people, places and events of our past.