Mission Statements:

HGSSC Mission Statement

The Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County is the steward of the cultural heritage of Somerset County
through its historical collections, educational programs, and genealogical archives.

Somerset Historical Center Mission Statement

The Somerset Historical Center educates the public about rural life in southwestern Pennsylvania from prehistory to the present. The Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County, a non-profit community based organization, supports and assists the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission by conducting the daily operations of the site.


Strategic Plan


Board of Directors


Pamela Tokar-Ickes

Vice President

Lisa Bittner


Chris Zanoni


Susan Dabbs



Board Members

JP Oconnor

Henry Cook

Dean Hottle

George Kaufman

Kathryn E. Murdy

Ron Musser

Adam Bowser

Terry Tallion



Executive Director

Mark Ware