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Shenango China

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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 EVENToutside view of historical society from lower entrance

Did you know you can rent the Historical Society Mansion! Members of the Society receive a discount. 

Our historic mansion is available for a variety of special events (showers, parties, small weddings, etc) or for picture-taking. Take an online photo tour of our museum to experience the beauty and elegance of this 1905 Colonial Revival building and the period furnishing throughout. Contact us for rental information and availability.


We Appreciate Your Support

image of hand holding credit card with computer keyboardHelp support our nonprofit society and nonprofit volunteerism. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. You are invited to make a donation in any amount you choose. Any and all support is welcomed and always appreciated. 100% of every donation is used to help support our volunteer organization. Lawrence County Historical Society is a tax exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization.

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FEATURED DVD: Portrait of An American City: 200 Years of New Castle History

200 years of New Castle history

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INCLUDES early Native American settlements, plotting of the land, canal era, Civil War, heavy industrialization, labor strife, immigration, urban renewal and the reawakening and gradual rebirth of neighborhoods and downtown. To learn more, visit our DVDs FOR SALE.

NOW Available - 4 DVD programs

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  • Portrait of an American City  features 200 years of New Castle History.
  • Cascade Park describes its origins and historic features
  • Haunted Lawrence provides a "chilling" tour of local folklore and intrigue. A great addition to your Halloween activities
  • The Big Snow of 1950 recounts a snowfall that caused almost everything in Lawrence County to shut down. It remains the largest snow storm on record in our area.

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