2016/2017 Program

Join us for our 2016/2017 Programs!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
The Hessians
Brady Crytzer, Author

Saturday, September 17, 2016  --  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  --  Zelienople, Pennsylvania
Field Trip to Zelienople
Tour by Zelienople Historical Society 1808 Passavant House and 1805 Buhl House 10:00 a.m.
Dutch Treat Lunch at the Harmony Inn 12:30 p.m.
Meet at the Sewickley Valley Historical Society at 9:00 a.m., Drive to Zelienople in our own vehicles
R.S.V.P by Friday, September 16 at the office, 412-741-5315 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
Marketing the Presidency
Steve Mihaly, Collector of Presidential Memorabilia

Wednesday, November 9, 2016  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
City of Steel, How Pittsburgh Became the World's Steelmaking Capital
Kenneth Kobus, Author

Wednesday, January 25, 2017  --  5:30 p.m.  --  Allegheny Country Club
A Joint Dinner Meeting with Ben Avon Historical Association and Moon Township Historical Society
Cocktails 5:30 p.m.; Dinner 6:30 p.m.; Lecture 7:30p.m. Details to be Announced
Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands
Andy Masich, President & CEO, Senator John Heinz History Center

 Wednesday, March 29, 2017  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
Winston Churchill and Franklin Delano Roosevelt: From Grand Alliance to Dear Friends
Gary Augustine, Historian

Wednesday, April 26, 2017  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
Pittsburgh's Mansions
Melanie Gutowski, Author

Sunday, May 21, 2017  --  4:00 p.m.  --  Edgeworth
Newington Bicentennial Celebration (members only)

Board of Directors

President: Michael Tomana
Vice President: Donald Traviss
Secretary: J. Judson Brooks, Jr.
Treasurer: David Genter


  • Harold Bonnett
  • Jennifer Cowley
  • Vincent Delie
  • Peter Floyd
  • Thomas Hay
  • Fran Merryman
  • Mary Anne Riley
  • Jean Sebolt
  • Daniel Telep
  • Peter Theis

Executive Director: Karen Sebolt

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The mission of the Sewickley Valley Historical Society is to promote interest in and to record, collect, preserve, and document the history of the Sewickley Valley.

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