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And when you come visit us in person, make sure you stop and look over our onsite Gift Shop.

Come Visit!

Open: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
11 am to 4pm

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Research, tours, displays on exhibit, new items in our Gift Shop. Masks are not required for those of you who are fully vaccinated. Office staff is fully vaccinated. 

  • Museum Tours: offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays @ 1 pm by reservation only
  • Shenango China Display (see below)
  • Books and DVDs available in our on site gift shop
  • Our online store offers a wide variety of items: books, gift items, CDs, DVDs, and memorabilia

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You Can Take a Tour!

Tour our 1904-05 Edwardian-style Colonial Revival Residence, built for George and Alice White Greer

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Schedule your tour today.
Available Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm.
By reservation only.

SHENANGO CHINA DISPLAY

WE HAVE A NEW ASSEMBLY OF SHENANGO CHINA
on display in the Maryann Galiano Room (Second Floor)

IT INCLUDES PLATES FEATURING:
Jacqueline and President John F. Kennedy, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s first birthday in the White House, famous local people, Christmas plate collections, and many others.

Thank you to Jim Wilton, volunteer and chair of the archives committee, for meticulously creating this display.

Help Support the Lawrence County Historical Society

Without your generous support, the Historical Society could not continue their important mission to preserve, protect and display the heritage of all the citizens of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania.

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Join the Lawrence County Historical Society. Help support our mission to respect the past and be a cornerstone for the future.

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Shenango China

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photo: Museum White by Eva Zeisel

The Lawrence County Historical Society has the largest collection of Shenango China in the world. The men who started the first potteries in New Castle did so, not because of any clay deposits in the area, but rather because of the soft coal available which was used to fire the beehive Rims of that time. More than 500 of our 3,000-plus pieces are on display in our museum.

Rent the Mansion for Your Special Event

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Available for showers, parties, small weddings, picture-taking and more. Take an online photo tour of our historic mansion.

Experience the beauty, elegance, and period furnishing of this 1905 Colonial Revival building. Members discount!

10 things you can do from home!

(1) VISIT
our website

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VISIT OUR SITE

(2) WATCH
our newest
Moments in History video

(3) BUY
a BOOK

(4) TAKE
an on line tour

(5) FOLLOW US
on Social Media

(6) HELP
SUPPORT us.

(7) BROWSE
through
our online exhibits

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VISIT OUR SITE

(8) DELVE
into 150 years of
life in Lawrence County

(9) READ
our BLOG

Interesting figures from our  history in 18 different categories 

(10) EXPLORE / LEARN all about our Collections

Maryann Galiano
Room Dedication

Former board member and long-time volunteer who passed away in June of 2020

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On October 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm (eastern time), we dedicated a room on the second floor of the Joseph A. Clavelli Cultural Heritage Center in memory of our former board member and long-time volunteer, Maryann Galiano. People in attendance were wearing masks and social distancing due to COVID-19 restrictions. Others attended via Zoom.

Among her many contributions, she dedicated an enormous amount of time to organizing the myriad of information found there. The room contains an extensive display of our Shenango China and is now known as the Maryann Galiano Room.

Click HERE to read her Obituary in the New Castle News.

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