Who We Are

The Fayette County Historical Society was founded and incorporated in 1982. It was first organized as the Uniontown Area Historical Society but changed its name to reflect the need for a county-wide charter as had been incorporated in the 19th century by the Fayette County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Our mission statement reads:

“The purpose and objectives of the Society shall be to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of the Fayette County, to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the area; to provide for the preservation of such material and for its accessibility, as far as may be feasible, to all who wish to examine or study it; to co-operate with officials in insuring the preservation and accessibility of the records and archives of the county and of its cities, towns, villages, and buildings, monuments, and markers; to disseminate historical information and arouse public interest in the past; to co-operate with other active historical societies in the area.”

In recent years our Society has grown to well over 200 members while at the same time increasing our public profile. Our affiliates include the Heinz History Center, the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau, The National Road Heritage Corridor, The Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, and numerous historical societies. We also are affiliated with Penn State Fayette, West Virginia University and California University of Pennsylvania as well as area high schools.

The Society meets the first Monday of every month, with the exception of Labor Day and December when the Annual Meeting and Christmas party is held. We invite the public to visit us; to see why we are proud of the history of our county.

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