Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society

Shadows of Scottdale

The Scottdale Historical Society is hosting scary walking tours of downtown Scottdale in October.  Called “Shadows of Scottdale”, these tours are not ghost stories, but real, horrific events that happened in town.


Shadows of Scottdale Tour Dates & Times

  • Friday, October 18 | 10:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 26 | 8 p.m.


Admission to the one-hour walking tours is $15 per person**.  Included with the tour is admission to a vintage horror film to be shown at the Geyer Performing Arts Center after the walking tour has ended.


The Real Horror Stories on the Tour

  • The Self Butcher
  • The Fire Fiend
  • The Moonshine Feud
  • Trolley Tragedies
  • and more!

All stories have been researched in newspapers, census records, and other data.  Because the information is historically accurate, some of the stories contain graphic descriptions of deaths and tragic accidents.  Content may be inappropriate for younger audiences, and participant discretion is advised.


Tours will begin and end at the Geyer Performing Arts Center.

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., Nov. 12, 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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