South Park Historical Society

About the South Park Historical Society

Located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, the South Park Community has an abundance of history. South Park Township was established in 1966 but a look at history shows when it really began. In 1788 Allegheny County was formed from parts of Westmoreland and Washington Counties. Among the newly formed townships of Allegheny County were St. Clair and Jefferson, and in 1845 Snowden Township was formed from parts of these two townships. The new township was named for Judge Snowden of Pittsburgh. In 1966, by referendum of the electorate, the name of Snowden Township was changed to South Park. The communities of South Park that have greatly contributed to the growth of our township are Curry, Broughton, Bruceton, Snowden, Windover Hills, Piney Fork, Knothole, and Library. The rich and abundant history of our area includes early settlers, the Whiskey Insurrection, coal mining, Allegheny County Fairs, the Bureau of Mines, historic homesteads, and so much more.

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Share with us your memories, stories and memorabilia of those earlier years. Join the South Park Historical Society and help support the preservation of our past and the present for future generations.
Our Mission

The South Park Historical Society’s mission is to research and preserve artifacts, documents, photographs and oral histories of this area and of our ancestors who settled here. We encourage education of our history through dissemination of this information to the community.

​Upcoming Events:
The Society's Winter Hiatus. 

January 1 - February 29, 2024 – Winter Hiatus; 
no meetings are scheduled. Meetings will resume 
in March. 

Monthly Meetings:
The South Park Historical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month* at 7:00 P.M. in the Library
Fire Hall, 6581 Library Road, Library, Pennsylvania.

Contact for information


South Park Historical Society Museum
6425 Pleasant Street -South Park, Pennsylvania 15129
SPHS Allegheny County's South Park Farm to Park
See Special Events tab for information about the SPHS Christmas party.

The next membership meeting, has been rescheduled 
from November 21st to Tuesday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. in the back of the Library Fire Hall, 6581 Library Road, South Park, PA 15129.

Also, for the safety of our members and guests, no meetings are scheduled during the winter months of January and February 2024. 
The museum will also be closed during these months.
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South Park Historical Society Museum Location:
​6425 Pleasant Street
South Park, Pennsylvania  15129
South Park Historical Society Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 555
South Park, Pennsylvania 15129

The South Park Historical Society relies on membership dues, fundraising events, and donations to support the South Park Historical Society Museum.

The South Park Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. 

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