IN Sewickley Spring 2022 - Page 32

Community Gems

McCandless / North Allegheny Heritage Center 830 Aufman Lane , Wexford 412.364.0616 , x300 , townofmccandless . org / mccandlessnorthern-allegheny-heritage-center
One of the region ’ s newer museums , this replica of a one-room schoolhouse contains artifacts and documents pertaining to the Town of McCandless and the North Allegheny School District . It was the dream of Joe Bullick , an employee of the school district for 40 years , to see the collection publicly shared with the community after it took him over 20 years to collect and catalog the items .
Sewickley Heights History Center 1901 Glen Mitchell Road , Sewickley 412.741.4487 , sewickleyheightshistory . org
The turn of the 20th century was a unique time in our nation ’ s history , especially in Sewickley Heights where many wealthy industrialists settled . It was a place where elaborate parties and events were held , with plenty of lavish balls and equine events . This museum has period attire , unique photos and film , and carefully restored vintage cars and carriages documenting the Gilded Age . It also hosts an annual Riding and Driving Party . If you were fascinated by the era of “ The Great Gatsby ,” you ’ ll love this trip through the past .

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Tour-Ed Mine & Museum 748 Bull Creek Road , Tarentum 724.224.4720 , tour-edmine . com
This mine and museum were originally owned by Allegheny Steel , with the coal used at its steel mills in Brackenridge . You can experience firsthand what it was like for the 1850s miners who helped build this region . Since it ’ s only open certain months of the year , be sure to call ahead to verify times .
Western Pennsylvania Model Railroad Museum 5507 Lakeside Drive , Gibsonia 724.444.6944 , wpmrm . org
This museum features a 40 ’ x100 ’ model railroad that represents the tracks between Pittsburgh and Cumberland , Maryland . The model is forever locked in its summer 1952 setting and will delight both the young and the young at heart . It also houses a collection of historical model train sets and railroad-related items , some of which date back to the early 20th century . n
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