Butler County History Day

Butler County Tourism Announces Inaugural Butler County History Day, May 7

BUTLER COUNTY, PA (April 27, 2022) – Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau is excited to announce the inaugural Butler County History Day that will take place across Butler County, PA on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The event begins at 10AM and runs through 3PM and will highlight historical sites throughout the county. All ages are welcome to attend and the event is free to the public. Discover Butler County’s historic past during this one-day event.

There will be two loops in the county for participants to choose from. While visiting historical sites along the loops, participants will have the opportunity to complete a passport and be rewarded with a small gift after visiting three stops. Passports may be picked up at any participating location. 

Participating sites include: 

  • Butler County Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse
    • Historian Steve Cicero will present a 20-minute program highlighting the experiences of students and teachers in the 1800’s. Tours begin every half hour starting at 11AM.
  • Evans City Historical Society Museum
    • Featuring an exhibit of Evans City artists through history and the “Night of the Living Dead” movie history.
  • Historic Harmony - Harmony Museum
    • Learn about early food preparation, storage and baking and receive a free recipe bookmark. Plus, tour the wine cellar or meet historic reenactor, Jason Cherry.
  • The Maridon Museum
    • Featuring their “Oldest item to Newest Exhibit.” The oldest item is titled Bi. The newest exhibit is the Snuff Bottle Exhibit.
  • Mars Train Station
    • Tour the remodeled train station or take a train ride on the Mars Shortline Railroad.
  • Washington’s Trail
    • The Washington’s Trail 1753 group invites you on an audio driving tour of their locations.
  • Zelienople Historical Society
    • Through Q&A, get to know the inside scoop on the Buhl and Passavant families who founded Zelienople.

To learn more about Butler County History Day, go to: www.VisitButlerCounty.com/HistoryDay2022