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Founders Day - Celebrating 95 Years

Friday, June 16, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
West Overton Village
109 W. Overton Road
Scottdale, PA 15683
Founders Day
West Overton

Celebrating 95 Years

On June 16, 1928, hundreds of visitors gathered on the lawn of the 1838 Overholt home and commemorated the opening of a new historic site dedicated to the rich history of Westmoreland and Fayette Counties. 95 years later, to the day, we will gather again to commemorate this milestone. 

At 6 p.m., hear remarks from our co-executive director. Then enjoy a variety of fun activities:

  • Enjoy a pie and ice cream social and lawn games in front of the Overholt home.
  • Have tea from the Summer Kitchen/ John Proctor Tea Room just like visitors in 1928.
  • Visit the 1838 Overholt Homestead and the springhouse, the birthplace of Henry Clay Frick.
  • Stop by the Educational Distillery, which will be selling speciality cocktails and Monongahela Rye Whiskey.
  • Explore our exhibit about workers at West Overton in the Museum
This celebration is free and open to the public. Instead of admission, we ask that attendees make a donation of any amount that will go toward installing an elevator in the Museum.

Registration is recommended but not required.

Join us!

Registration is recommended but not required. Registration will help us gauge the amount of pie and ice cream to prepare. 

Plan Your Visit

Enjoy guided tours, exhibitions, and our Educational Distillery. Check our Hours and Admission to plan your visit!