Attention kids in second through fifth grade at Scottdale Elementary School! We want to see your best drawing or painting of your favorite historic spot in Scottdale. It could be an a drawing of a park, business, house, church, or other significant Scottdale landmark. We want to see what you can create using paints, crayons, color pencils or chalk. Entries will be due on November 17 by turing them in to your homeroom teacher, art teacher Mrs. Poska or to the Scottdale Library for submission. The artwork will be placed on display during the annual Christmas House Tour. Entries should not be larger than 9x12 in size and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places.
The Scottdale Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas House Tour on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 2-6 p.m. and will feature six homes in and around Scottdale decorated for the holidays. More >>
The Historic Loucks Homestead, located at 527 North Chestnut Street, is undergoing an extensive painting and restoration project to the exterior of the home. The exterior will be painted in a period appropriate color scheme to highlight some of the architectural details around the gables, dormers and windows and repairs will be made as well.
Click Here for information about the project, donations and volunteering!
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 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 12, 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: