Operated by the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society, this museum documents the glass, steel, and aluminum industries. They were the economic growth engines for the river valley towns that grew in the shadow of Pittsburgh, attracting entrepreneurs, immigrant labor, and union organizers.
The museum itself is located in a beautiful limestone, Art Deco structure that was built in 1931 as American Legion Post 85 by the veterans of World War I. The building was extensively improved in honor of the WWII veterans in 1946-47. Murals depicting the homefront during the war were painted in the entrance hall. The 20-foot-high main ballroom walls were completely covered with blue cobalt glass mirrors and art glass donated by Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company. Art deco aluminum from Alcoa was used on railings, door handles, and other applications.
Monay, Wednesday and Friday, Noon to 3:00 p.m.
A parking lot is located nearby on East Seventh Avenue.