Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society

Memberships & Volunteering


Annual membership levels are $25 for individuals; $50 for families and $100 for businesses. Donations of any amount are always accepted.


We are seeking volunteers to help with events and activities throughout the year.  For more information or to help with upcoming projects, please contact us.

Past Volunteer Work

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

Day of Caring 2016

The Board of the Scottdale Historical Society can't believe the amount of work that was accomplished today during the DayofCaring with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The words THANK YOU just don't go far enough.


All of the Volunteers from the West Penn Power Pleasant Valley Service Center and community volunteers, you all did an AMAZING JOB!


The amount of work that was done with cleaning debris from under the porch and Spring House to the removal of overgrown trees, shrubs and weeds all around the Loucks House, and the fresh coats of paint on the Spring House porch and side... There are no no words.


To our friends at Court Yard Catering & Specialties, JJ's Pizza, and Fox's Scottdale. Your food donations for lunch were outstanding. We all had full bellies and were refueled after a busy morning.


Painting and Landscaping supplies were also provided by PPG Paints, Lowe's Home Improvement, Busy Beaver - Home Improvement Centers in Mt. Pleasant and other private donors.


We would also like to thank Scottdale's Mayor Chuck King and Borough Manager, Angelo Pallone for their support with the Street Department in providing their services to haul away large debris from the property.


This truly was a community effort and we can't wait to see how things progress at the Historic Loucks Homestead.

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.”

Student Volunteers

In June 2012 these student volunteers helped the historical society to clean the basement at the Loucks Homestead. Front, from left:  Kyler Brosius Brett Stover, Kevin Bundridge, Kyle Cohen and Brandon Melillo. Back: Jacob Beistel, Jacob McNeice, Joshua Thomas, Kaylee Brosius and Gretchen Baker.


At the end of the 2012 school year, Eagle Scout Kyler Brosius approached Susan Ansell with an idea to help the society.  Kyler wanted a volunteer task to earn an Eagle Scout badge. Brosius decided he wanted to paint two rooms for the future office and  museum room and help clear the space. Realizing this was a monumental task; Kyler went to the Southmoreland football team and recruited their help to tackle the monumental job.  


Kyler’s teammates, family and friends quickly cleared the over 1,000 square feet of space in no time.

Architectural artifacts were moved into the summer kitchen storage area, six pickup loads of trash and recycling soon disappeared.


The historical society is amazed by all the hard work done by students. What would have been weeks of work, was done in no time.  The lower level rooms are now broom swept and cleared.The society is thrilled to learn Kyler has been approved for the project to earn his Eagle Scout badge. 

No words can express our thanks to Kyler and the fellow teammates for their hard work, can-do attitude, and community spirit.

Coaches Chris Fabian (far left) and Chris Hixson (far right) with members of the Southmoreland High School soccer team.

Members of the Southmoreland High School soccer team were joined by coaches Chris Fabian and Chris Hixson on a hot summer day on which they moved Independent-Obsever bound volumes to a new home.

The historical society aquired the volumes from Trib Total Media, owner of the long-time community newspaper.

The volumes were temporarily placed in the basement of the house during the winter months and thanks to the soccer team have a new home on the third floor. The players moved the volumes up three flights of stairs!

We thank the team for its effort.

What's New


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.


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
  • Interior housekeeping
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