Why “Mount” not “Mt.”?

After considerable discussion at The Historical Society’s founding in 1998, it was decided unanimously to use the full word “Mount” rather than the abbreviation “Mt.” for three reasons: 

  1. To pay tribute to the original legal name of the township, which, when formed in 1912, was “Mount Lebanon”.
  2. To emphasize the overall history of the community prior to as well as after the adoption of the home rule charter, which took effect in 1975 and brought about the change to the abbreviated form.
  3. To communicate an appreciation for the past we felt appropriate for this group.  

We also decided to capitalize the word “The” at the beginning of the Society’s name, similar to The Pennsylvania State University and The Ohio State University, as a way to emphasize the standing of the group. 

There you have it, The Historical Society of Mount Lebanon. The decisions regarding our group’s name were duly ratified by the Society’s governing boards and membership in 1998. They subsequently were embodied in our group’s constitution, by-laws, incorporation, Internal Revenue Service 501(c)3 designation, and state sales tax exemption.  They continue to serve us well.  

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6:00 pm Bell, Book & Scandal
Bell, Book & Scandal
May 31 @ 6:00 pm
The four corners where Washington Road, Castle Shannon Boulevard, and Lebanon Avenue intersect is one of the most history-laden intersections in Mt. Lebanon. You’ll start this 90-minute hardly-any-walking walking tour with a behind-the-scenes look at[...]
10:00 am Neighborhood Spotlight: Beverly ...
Neighborhood Spotlight: Beverly ...
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am
Prepare yourself for in-depth look at the history and architecutral styles of Beverly Heights. On a one-mile circuit of the area’s streets, you’ll see a variety of styles built before and after World War II and learn[...]
7:00 pm Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm
Our speaker, Jack Puglisi, shares with us information about one of our beloved, wise and industrious “Founding Fathers.”    Had he prevailed, would we still be eating turkey on Thanksgiving?
7:00 pm Voices From the Attic: The Willi...
Voices From the Attic: The Willi...
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm
Author Carleton Young shares with us his journey after discovering hundreds of letters from two Civil War soldiers.
7:00 pm Veteran’s storytelling
Veteran’s storytelling
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm
In honor of Veterans Day, we will have a veterans Storytelling Program
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