A tradition for many families at the start of December in Scottdale is taking part in the Scottdale Historical Society Christmas House Tour. While we are disappointed that we couldn't offer our regular in-person tour once again, we wanted to offer you the chance to view our 2020 Holiday Traditions video incase you missed it last year!
The Scottdale Historical Society's Holiday Traditions tour is a virtual tour that will take you to 12 homes in and around Scottdale, showing homeowners unique holiday collections, decor, holiday lights, train displays and much more!
Our traditional Christmas House Tour is one of our biggest fundraising events of the year and allows us to maintain the historic Loucks Homestead as well as continue the preservation of Scottdale's rich cultural and industrial history.
When making your purchase of the virtual Holiday Traditions Tour, you will be provided with a unique video link that has a limited number of views. Do not share this link with others as it is directly tied to your email account and once all views are used, it will no longer work.
We do have a set minimum price of $15 to access the video, but ask that you consider making an additional donation if you plan to watch this video with family.
This virtual video tour lasts nearly 1 hour and 20 minutes, so cozy up to your favorite device with your family and enjoy the Holiday Traditions Tour!
The virtual Holiday Traditions Tour is on sale and available to view Now through January 2, 2022.
Again, there are a limited number of views tied to your unique video link. Once you click the link to the tour in your email confirmation, that counts as a view. If you start watching, and close your web browser before completing the video, that's another view.
Once the video link in the email confirmation has been clicked, you will be directed to the live Holiday Traditions Tour video. You can pause, rewind and fast forward if there is something you missed and wanted to see again.
Questions regarding access to the video, please email us at email@example.com
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.
Historical Society meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month and start at 6:30 p.m. If you have interest in attending, please email us.
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: