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.

Upcoming Events
You Can Help . . .

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:
SPHS Yard Sale - Friday, May 17, and 
Saturday, May 18, 2024 - 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the SPHS museum.

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

SPHS Yard Sale - Donations Appreciated

​Are you planning to clean out items in your home? We have just the place for them.

The Society is accepting donations of tools, decorations, and any household items in clean, reusable condition. 
They can be brought to the Museum at 6425 Pleasant St., South Park (corner of the Port Authority Park and Ride) on Saturday, May 11, 12:00 noon - 2:00 pm or Wednesday, May 15, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

The Yard Sale dates are Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm at the museum.
Your support and donations are greatly appreciated.

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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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