The Scottdale Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas House Tour on Saturday, December 3, 2016 from 2-6 p.m. and will feature six homes in and around Scottdale decorated for the holidays.
The Christmas House Tour will begin at the historic Loucks Homestead, located at 527 North Chestnut Street. The Federal style Homestead was built in 1835, and was remodeled in the 1880’s popular Victorian style. The home has maintained many of the original 1830’s architectural details and boasts many of the 1880’s embellishments. The homestead’s Christmas décor will be presented by Miss Martha’s Floral designers David Mardis and Becky Halfhill, creating holiday magic. The Society will offer holiday baskets for raffle and present the entries of the second annual Elementary School Art Contest. Come and see Scottdale landmarks from the perspective of second through fifth graders. Festivities include carolers, organists, cookies and treats.
Tickets can be purchased at Collections by Marty in Scottdale, or by calling the Scottdale Historical Society at 724-619-1874. MORE >>
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, January 10, 2017 time and location TBD.
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: