Lawrence County Historical Society

408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA 16101 - United States





The Historical Society, primarily a volunteer organization, is based in New Castle, Pennsylvania for the county of Lawrence. The Historical Society was founded in 1938, by the New Castle Rotary at the urging of Attorney Charles Young, who became its first president. Serving Lawrence County.


We will have the Joseph A. Clavelli Cultural Heritage Center open to the public, which includes a full second floor of artifacts and exhibition space. These exhibitions include: The Freedom Room, focusing on our local military involvement; Shenango China, focusing on the vast dinnerware industry within the local history; Bottling Throughout The County, focusing on bottling companies across the county of Lawrence.


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