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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at the Somerset Historical Center, you’ve come to the right place.

Be sure to check back often to get our latest news updates.

Visit historical sites around Somerset County to fill the pages of your Passport Booklet. Collect enough and receive a commemorative keepsake, collect all 20 to be entered in a Grand Prize Drawing!

The 2nd Annual Christmas Craft Shoppe features hand-made crafts from local artisans and vendors.

Explore Pennsylvania's Past with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums on Saturday, September 24

Spotlight on Mountain Craft Days pysanky egg artist, Jennifer Fleszar.

The Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County announces the Inaugural Christmas Craft Shoppe at the Somerset Historical Center.

Making apple butter in Somerset County through the years.

The Somerset Historical Center makes changes to their hours of operation.

The Somerset Historical Center will reopen to the public for weekends on April 30th.

To celebrate the 225th Anniversary of Somerset County, we've put together a Passport to History! Grab your passport and follow the clues to fill it with crayon rubbed images. Collect 12 images to receive a commemorative keepsake. Collect all 20 to be entered in the Grand Prize drawing!

Test your knowledge of the Conestoga Wagon with a short quiz!

Learn about how Mountain Craft Days got its start.

Update to the Somerset Historical Center 2020 schedule for Mountain Craft Days.

Photographs of the Miner's Concert Band of Pine Hill in Brothersvalley Township, Somerset County.

Updates to the operating schedule of the

Volunteer of the Year for the Somerset Historical Center awarded to Chris Zanoni.

Updated response to COVID-19 at the Somerset Historical Center.

COVID-19 Update: PHMC offices throughout the state are closed through Thursday, April 30, 2020. We are continuing to work remotely.

Update to closures at the Somerset Historical Center

Changes to our operations in response to COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission outlines changes to operations in response to slowing the spread of COVID-19.

The Annual Ethnic Traditions program was another success.

Our 50th Mountain Craft Days
Our 50th Mountain Craft Days

Great weather helped mark the occasion of the 50th Mountain Craft Days at the Somerset Historical Center. The three-day event was filled with crafts, demonstrations, music, programs, and food.

"Common Threads" Fiber Art Symposium April 13th, in partnership with Laurel Arts. Find out more!

The Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County is looking for a Program Coordinator and a Program Assistant. If you love history and have a passion for preserving the crafts that make our local heritage unique, this is the place for you!

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Local historian George Kaufman has a delightful presentation on small towns at our Annual Meeting April 1st.

Register TODAY for our Pysanky Egg Workshop April 6th -- space is limited!