The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon

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Our purpose is to interpret and preserve the history of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania.

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MT. LEBANON GOES TO WAR

Look out for our new exhibit, Mt. Lebanon Goes To War, to debut 9 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2013. 
The exhibit will run through summer. 
Mt. Lebanon Goes to War tells the story of a community whose everyday life changed dramatically 
and suddenly on December 7, 1941. Hundreds went into the armed forces, dozens never 
returned. But life was transformed even for those on the homefront. Rationing and scrap drives, 
Victory gardens and V-mail: these were the daily realities of Mt. Lebanon at war. 
We’ll tell the story through photos and artifacts, as well as through video interviews with those 
who experienced life at war in Mt. Lebanon. Items on display will include the Pittsburgh Post 
Gazette from December 8, 1941, ration books, and a Mt. Lebanon air warden’s helmet. We’ll also 
tie Mt. Lebanon’s WWII experiences with those of other wars—from WWI to the present. 
 
Our hours are Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Saturdays 
from 9 a.m. to noon. Special visits can be made by calling 412-563-1941 or emailing info@lebohistory.
org.
 

We'd like to share the video that Judy Macoskey (from Mt. Lebanon magazine) created for the event.

See photos from above video here.

 

This is the video of the new Mt. Lebanon Veterans Memorial Dedication Ceremony. We thank Mt. Lebanon Magazine for letting us share it with you.

Images of America Mt. Lebanon Book (Available in our store)

127 pages of black and white images of the community with captions created by the historical society and issued by Arcadia Publishing.

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The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon...looking forward to the past

 

Pictured from left: A house on Washington Road; Mt. Lebanon; Cemetery caretaker Jacob Goodboy and his wife, Isadora Caler, around 1885 (courtesy of Bill Goodboy); Mt. Lebanon Christian Church; the McCormick house that once stood at the corner of Washington Road and Hazel Drive.
 

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF MOUNT LEBANON'S HISTORY CENTER IS OPEN

 
200 Lebanon Avenue
(at the corner of Washington Road across from Southminster Church)

HOURS ARE:

10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursdays
9 a.m. to noon Saturdays
6 to 9 p.m., First Fridays (May through October)

You can also make an appointment for your organization or high school reunion group

 
 

If you have out-of-town guests and would like to schedule a tour, call 412-563-1941 and leave a message with the date and time you'd like to visit. If we will do our best to open for you!

Click here for program dates and further information.


Volunteer SEEKING

WHAT WAS SKI MT. LEBANON?? READ OUR NEWSLETTER

HOME HISTORY RESEARCH PROGRAM

PLEASE NOTE: We are NOT the Mt. Lebanon Historic Preservation Board for information about remodeling your home, block parties, and historic district designations, please call Susan Morgans at 412-343-3780.

 

The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon is classified as a 501(c)(3), non-profit educational organization. The Society’s purpose is to interpret and preserve the history of Mt. Lebanon, Pennsylvania. The Society will foster a knowledge and appreciation of that history among its members and the general public and will conduct research, mount exhibits, distribute publications, and carry out interpretive projects to accomplish its purpose. The Society may, from time to time, acquire real property, artifacts, archival materials, and other objects consistent with its purpose.

Mt. Lebanon is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, about six miles south of Pittsburgh. The six-square-mile area was mostly farmland when it was incorporated as a first class township on February 6, 1912. The opening of the Liberty Tunnels in May 1924, however, created easy access to the city and growth accelerated. Mt. Lebanon quickly became an example of an “automobile suburb.

For further information OR TO VOLUNTEER: Please contact a Board Member at: 412-563-1941, or contact us via the web

 


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