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Where History Comes Alive...

The Pennsylvania Room is a local resource on local genealogy and history. The collection includes family histories, online databases and in-house databases, and a variety of books on local and state history spanning a number of years and events.

The Pennsylvania Room is currently available to a limited the number of people at one time. Please either make an appointment or ask at the main circulation desk for assistance.

If you need to speak with the Pa Room archivist, please call the library at 724-238-6451 or email her at paroom@ligonierlibrary.org.

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genealogy graphicGenealogy Forum

The Genealogy Forum is devoted to learning about family history research.

The Genealogy Forum is an organization devoted to learning about family history research and is for both beginner and advanced researchers. Members meet on the fourth Tuesday at 6:30 pm of January, March, May, September and October, with a Field Trip usually held in the summer. Meetings are free and open to the public!

Next Forum Meeting: Tuesday, May 25th at 6:30pm in the Ligonier Valley Library (in-person program)

Topic: Networking Night. For more information or to request a brochure and survey sheet, please call the library at 724-238-6451 or send an email to paroom@ligonierlibrary.org.

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Ligonier Echo DigitizationDigital Collection

The Ligonier Echo has been in print since the 1800s and we have it all captured in digital format. Our Pennsylvania Room Archivist can help you search the newspaper for articles and obituaries.

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Exhibits

There is always something to see in the Pennsylvania Room. Patrons are treated to historic displays of photographs and artifacts throughout the year.

Historic Photography Show

The Ligonier Valley has a proud history that we showcase each year with our Historic Photography Show. In addition to photographs, the exhibit includes memorabilia and artifacts relating to that year's theme. Special programs are also planned around the theme of the show.

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The Pennsylvania Room is open to the public and most programs and services are free. (Printing fees may apply with computer and copier.) Contact the Pennsylvania Room Archivist, Shirley Iscrupe, via email at paroom@ligonierlibrary.org or by calling the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451.

Check for upcoming events on the library's home page and also on our Event Calendar.

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