November 15, 2016
The Scottdale Historical Society will hold it's second Kids's Art Contest on for Scottdale area students in grade 2-5. This free contest is designed to let children showcase their artistic talents while seeing thier perspective on Scottdale's history.
Art peices canbe of local landmarks, buildings, people, etc. It just has to be related to Scottdale's history.
Additional information will be made available to Southmoreland Elementary teachers and at the Scottdale Publis Library. Entries should be turned in no later than November 15 for judging.
All art work will be on display during the Christmas House Tour on December 3, 2016 from 2-6 p.m.
The Scottdale Historical Society is seeking volunteers to help with a variety of tasks at the Historic Loucks Homestead. From painting and property to maintance to house cleaning and ending a hand at an event, if you have a few extra hours you could give once ever few weeks or month, that would be great!
We also accept group volunteer projects from local scouting groups and community organizations looking to lend a hand.
For more information or to be contact about volunteer opportunities, please email us!
"Around Scottdale and Everson," compiled by Paul E. Eckman and Tom Zwierzelewski with the Scottdale Historical Society. A compilation of history and photographs include images of long-gone buildings and scenes from the community's heyday. The book is available for $20 at the Scottdale Public Library or by contacting the society. They also are available through Arcadia Publishing and Barnes and Noble booksellers. Here's a link to the story on the book that appeared in the Tribune-Review.
Also available is a book by retired Southmoreland High School history teacher Bob Percy called, "Profiles of Service and Sacrifice." The book details the stories of service by Scottdale area residents in World War II. Here's a link to a story about the book.
As part of our effort to meet or goals, we've created a Wish List of items and opportunities for volunteers. We are pleased to report we have received a washer, dryer, ironing board, dinner glasses and other items. Do you have something to offer?
Loucks Homestead Rental
The Loucks Homestead is available for overnight stays or afternoon teas and evening dinners with family, friends or social organizations.
While the home lies outside the district, we should note that in 1996 the commercial-industrial area of Scottdale was designated a historic district in the National Register of Historic Places.
Next meeting: Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at the Loucks House beginning at 6:30 p.m.
We are seeking donations for exterior paint and supplies. Click Here for more details on how you can help!
We are seeking volunteers to help with: