Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society

Let’s talk Scottdale. Our town has seen some dramatic changes over its 145-year history. Coal, coke, and other industries made Scottdale the wealthiest community in Westmoreland County. John McCrorey started his chain of Five Ten Cent stores right on Pittsburgh St. The Mennonite Publishing House copyright reached around the world. Grand mansions, owned by bankers and businessmen of Scottdale, lined the streets of town. Today industry remains strong in Scottdale, thanks to businesses like Duraloy Technologies, Uptegraff Manufacturing, MLP Steel and others.   We are proud to have family-owned restaurants, elegant places of worship, and beautiful community parks and trails. Our citizens have a strong community spirit, and that’s why we want to come together to talk about Scottdale’s past and future.


The Scottdale Historical Society welcomes you to a new program series, Let’s Talk Scottdale. We hope this new series will bring our past and present together as we plan for the future by connecting Scottdale with stakeholders throughout the community.


The first program of Let’s Talk Scottdale will feature presenters Aaron Hollis of the Scottdale Historical Society, Borough Council President, Andy Pinskey, and State Historic Preservation Office Coordinator, Bill Callahan.  We will share memories of Pittsburgh Street in photos and have a positive discussion as to how we and the borough council can work together to protect our downtown.

Let's Talk Scottdale Details


  • Geyer Performing Arts Center


  • Thursday, August 22, 2019, at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)


  • Aaron Hollis, Scottdale Historical Society, Board Member
  • Bill Callahan, State Historic Preservation Office Coordinator
  • Andy Pinskey, Scottdale Borough Council, President


  • Free, donations accepted.  RSVP not required but can be made by clicking the button below.



  • Aaron Hollis – Memories of Pittsburgh Street, then and now, history of stores, restaurants and gatherings places.
  • Bill Callahan: - What we as citizens can do to protect what is left of downtown.  What is “historic preservation” and what it isn’t.
  • Andy Pinskey – Makeup and function of our borough government.  Scottdale Committees, commissions and more.  What can be done to protect Scottdale and how do we do it.
  • After the presentations breakout Q&A session with our presenters, Scottdale Historical Society board members and other community leaders.

What's New


The next meeting of the Scottdale Historical Society  will be Tues., Aug. 13, 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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