Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society

May Mart & Makers' Market

Spend the eve of Mother’s Day shopping for plants at the annual May Mart Plant Sale at West Overton Village and Museums on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will be held indoors in the Overholt Room located in the Distillery Museum’s lower level.


Shoppers can buy their favorite veggies, annuals, hanging baskets, ferns, herbs, perennials, berries, succulents, geraniums, houseplants, and more. Visitors can still bring a plant and take a plant for the swap table.


West Overton Garden Society and the Scottdale Historical Society are collaborating on this annual fundraiser.


 “May Mart has become a traditional place to shop for Mother’s Day gifts and everything for the garden,” said Jan Brubacher, May Mart coordinator. “We’re happy to be working with the Scottdale Historical Society volunteers.”


West Overton Village will host the Makers' Market, an open-air spring market shopping event, showcasing the talents of more than 40 artisans in our area. Also held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the market will be located in the green spaces throughout West Overton Village.


Parking and admission to the May Mart Plant Sale and Makers’ Market is free. The event will be held rain or shine at West Overton Village and Museums, located at 109 West Overton Road, Scottdale, PA 15683.


The Scottdale Historical Society and West Overton Garden Society would also like to thank our gold level sponsors of the event, Levin Furniture, Ferguson Funeral Home, Duraloy Technologies, and Westmor Insurance; Silver level sponsors, Brilhart Hardware, Collections by Marty and The Uber Company; Bronze level sponsors, Frank Kapr Funeral Home and Dr. Mark S. WIlliams, D.O.


For more information about becoming a vendor for the Maker's Market, please apply here.

Volunteers Needed

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

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 & 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


The next meeting of the Scottdale Historical Society  will be Tues., May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Loucks House.


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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