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Mount Lebanon History

Mt. Lebanon is spread across more than six square miles of Western Pennsylvania’s hills, but it once was contested land.Surveys were made on May 25, 1770, for James McFarlane’s “Black Oak Hill” within what was to become Mt. Lebanon and a neighboring tract, probably now in Dormont, occupied by an individual named Price. A Pennsylvania patent for the McFarlane land was not received until November 27, 1788, perhaps because Virginia had included this territory in the western part of its County of Augusta and, later, the County of Youghioghenia.

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Our success depends on the support and involvement of people, businesses, and organizations. Each member adds strength to our organization, and together they provide a strong collective force toward accomplishing our purpose. The society is classified as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization.

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
  • Subscription to The Cedar Tree, published quarterly.
  • Flyers announcing our bi-monthly programs.
  • Access to The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon’s collections (upon application to the collections committee chairperson).
  • Savings on tours, publications, and educational programs.

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The History Center

200 Lebanon Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15228
(at the corner of Washington Road across from Southminster Church)

Our 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!

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Upcoming Events
Aug
16
Sat
10:00 am Commerce & Architecture Walking ...
Commerce & Architecture Walking ...
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am
Commerce & Architecture Walking Tour @ Mount Lebanon History Center | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
This 90-minute walking tour of Washington Road begins at the Mount Lebanon History Center (200 Lebanon Avenue) and proceeds down Washington Road to Rollier’s and back. Along the way, the architecture of the buildings and[...]
Sep
17
Wed
7:00 pm Consecrated Dust – A Novel of th...
Consecrated Dust – A Novel of th...
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm
Consecrated Dust - A Novel of the Civil War North @ Mt. Lebanon Public Library | Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
Wednesday, September 17, 7pm: On the 152nd anniversary of a famous Pittsburgh disaster, author Mary Frailey Calland with present the story of her novel, Consecrated Dust.  On September 17, 1862, an explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal[...]
Nov
5
Wed
7:00 pm The Origins of the Great War, 1914
The Origins of the Great War, 1914
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
In honor of Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of World War I, historian Todd DePastino will present “The Origins of the Great War, 1914.” The Great War, as it was known, iis the seminal[...]

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