The Monongahela Area Historical Society

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To promote the interests of the public in the history of southwestern Pennsylvania with emphasis on the city of Monongahela, Carroll, and Forward Townships, and the Borough of New Eagle and to provide a place where items of local history may be stored and displayed; to hold meetings open to the public where historical subjects may be discussed, and to carry out all lawful acts to carry out the above stated purposes.

Programs and Services

  • The Monongahela Area Historical Society (MAHS),a Heinz History Center affiliate, offers monthly speakers; features community events such as autumn Ghost Walks, and a historic house walking tour; cooperates with California University of PA academic programs and other historical societies; operates a museum at the Longwell House,711 W.Main St.,Monongahela and serves as an archive to the community. The MAHS archives are being digitized in order to become more accessible to local and online communities.
  • The Monongahela Area Historical Society functions today as a monthly meeting organization which has become a strong voice in the community on such issues as: historic preservation, community development, sense of community identity, and quality of life.
  • During the pandemic MAHS collected PPE donations for Mon Valley Hospital and supported the Chamber of Commerce (MACC) outreach especially to the children of the community. MACC named MAHS March 2021 MACC Chamber Member of the Month.
  • In late 2018 and May 2019, the MAHS hosted the Wedding Cookie College, drawing many guests from out of the county and out of state. The Wedding Cookie Table investigates traditions held in western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, and parts of West Virginia regarding wedding cookie tables. Wedding Cookie Table grew out of a monthly MAHS meeting presentation and culminated in a Guinness World Record, 88,425 cookies (beating the prior record of 18,000) on August 11, 2019, at the Monongahela Area 250th.
  • MAHS monthly meeting presentations have recently included the topics of Monongahela Rye Whiskey, Monongahela 1952 World Pony League Champions, Cal U Digital Storytelling, etc. At the 2019 Monongahela 250 Birthday, the MAHS promoted and led celebrations of Monongahela area history, including the opening and display of the 200th (1969) time capsule. MAHS responded to COVID-19 with a collection of PPE for the Mon Valley Hospital and has begun a Coronavirus Archive and innovative digital outreach.

Primary Revenue Sources

Events, dues, grants, donations

Primary Fundraising Event

Ghost Walk

2019 Financials

Federal Tax ID25-1442310
Net Assets$42,516


Name:Kathleen DeSantis
Title:Corresponding Secretary
Address:711 W. Main St.
Monongahela, PA 15063

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