Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society

Pie Quest! - A Baking Contest

Do you make a peach of a pie? Does your crust reign supreme?


If so, deliver your best pie creation to the Historic Loucks House, 527 North Chestnut Street, Scottdale, PA, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday August 21, 2016.


Entries will be judged on taste and appearance!


Eligible Categories:

Fruit, Pecan, Raisin, Crumb Pies etc.
(No custard, cream, meringue, refrigerated, or frozen pies will be accepted)


The pies will be on display for the public from 1 to 2 p.m.  Judging from 2:15 to 3:30 p.m.  Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. at Picnic in the Park
1st – 2nd – 3rd Places will be awarded with cash prizes!


For more information call 724-619-1874 or the Pie Quest Chair at 724-423-5844

The Scottdale Historical Society will participate in the United Way Day of Caring on Friday, September 9, 2016, along with a group of volunteers from West Penn Power.  Together the 30+ volunteers from the Historical Society and West Penn Power will take on several projects at the historic Loucks Homestead.  “We are looking forward to working with this group of volunteers during the Day of Caring and can’t wait to see how much we can accomplish around the property.” -  Ian Yuhouse, Scottdale Historical Society Vice President.


The planned projects include: painting the exterior trim of the historic Loucks House, summer kitchen and spring house, landscaping around the property and cleaning/organizing interior spaces.

The Scottdale Historical Society Welcomes Volunteers from the Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts from Troop 22202 help prepare favors for the Downton Abbey Tea.

Girl Scout Troop 22202

The Scottdale Historical Society hosted 24 Girl Scouts from Troop 22202 in Scottdale on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 to assist with projects around the Historic Loucks Homestead. The girls, from grades kindergarten through seventh, helped with making favors for the Downtown Abbey Tea, held in April, gardening and spring cleaning.


Troop leader Kerry Ayres approached the Historical Society for an opportunity for her troop to help with a community organization. Kim Fox, Treasurer of the Scottdale Historical Society, said, “The girls were amazing. We made 90 favors for the Downton Abbey Tea, cleaned the Loucks House and straightened up outside, too! Everyone was so willing and helpful and enjoyed the project. It was a huge help to the Historical Society and added to the success of the tea.”  For more information about volunteering and past volunteer groups. please click here.

Around Scottdale & Everson On Sale Now

"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.

Wishes Granted

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?

Exterior of the Loucks Homestead at 527 North Chestnut Street Exterior of the Loucks Homestead at 527 North Chestnut Street

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.

What's New

Next meeting: Our next meeting will be Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the Loucks House beginning at 6:30 p.m.


Paint Donations!

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:

  • Exterior painting and maintenance
  • Event planning and assistance
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