The Historical & Genealogical Society of Somerset County, Inc. is dedicated to preserving the history of Somerset County, its customs, and its lifestyles. The Society was established in 1959 and has been the leader in local historical preservation and education since its formation. The Society is an associate group of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) and its local site, the Somerset Historical Center. The Society provides support through staffing and programming at the Commonwealth-owned Center, but also remains a separate entity continuing with its own collections, genealogy, and projects.
As we continue to expand and improve our programs and facilities we need your help and support. Please consider becoming a member of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County, Inc. Volunteer your ideas, energy, time and enthusiasm to our efforts!
Membership benefits include....
Unlimited free admission to:
The Somerset Historical Center, western Pennsylvania’s rural heritage museum, featuring the award-winning Patterns on the Land agricultural exhibit.
All regularly scheduled activities at the Somerset Historical Center, including lectures and changing exhibits (special events, workshops, and Mountain Craft Days excluded).
The Historical Society Genealogical Library containing;
THE LAUREL MESSENGER
GIFT SHOP DISCOUNT
Five Categories of membership in the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County are available:
For more information please contact the Somerset Historical Center;
Somerset Historical Center
Telephone (814) 445-6077
The official registration and financial information of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County, Inc. may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. Notice required by Act 202