Victorian Vandergrift Museum & Historical Society

184 Sherman Avenue
Vandergrift, PA 15690 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 724-568-1990

Description

Housed in a former elementary school building in rural Westmoreland County, the Victorian Vandergrift Museum offers a wealth of information from old photographs, memorabilia and books, to maps, microfiche and documents about the town of Vandergrift and its immediate area.

Founded in the 1890s, Vandergrift was created as the quintessential company town when the Apollo Iron & Steel Company decided that providing workers with good housing and a good urban environment would make them more loyal and productive. To that end, they hired the nation's preeminent landscape architectural firm, Olmsted, Olmsted and Eliot, to design what became Vandergrift.

Hours of operation

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Parking

On street parking is available and there is also a parking lot adjacent to the museum.

In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group