Oakmont Historical Society Beginnings:
The Oakmont Historical Society was established in 2007 by a group of people interested in preserving the history of our community. This society’s mission is to research, preserve and share the history of Oakmont. Our organization was incorporated with the state of Pennsylvania in 2008 and is a 501-3C non-profit organization. The society is funded entirely by donations and member fundraising. We currently have a membership roster of over 230 people with members as far away as Florida and California.
Oakmont Historical Society Events
The Oakmont Historical Society sponsors a monthly speaker series. The topics are local and national history. We also hold historic walking tours of Oakmont. The society conducts outreach programs for the residents of Longwood at Oakmont along with programs to various organizations in Oakmont.
If you are interested in having OHS speak to your group, contact us at 412-828-3022 or contact us HERE
These programs are all provided free of charge.
Recognitions and Scholarships
Oakmont Historical Society established the Golden Oak Award to recognize residents of Oakmont who have impacted the history of our community, region or nation.
The Oakmont Historical Society established the Oakmont Historical Society Scholarship at Riverview High School. The annual scholarship is awarded to a graduate who plans to further their education.
Dedication and Projects
In 2017 the society dedicated a monument in the River’s Edge neighborhood to the employees of Edgewater Steel and in 2018 the society placed a historical marker at the entrance to Oakmont in honor of Camp Wright, the Civil War training camp located in Oakmont.
The Oakmont Historical Society funded the digitization of the Advance Leader newspaper microfilms from 1917-1950 and had them uploaded to the Oakmont library website for all to use for research. In 2020 the society assisted the Oakmont Boulevard Committee with the replacement of the signs along the walking trail. The historical society partnered with the Oakmont-Verona Memorial Day committee to film and live-cast the 2020 Memorial Day service on the historical society Facebook page. In 2021 OHS purchased a plaque to be affixed to the Civil War statue in the cemetery in honor of the sculptor, Oakmont resident Louis Vergobbi.
Oakmont Historical Center
The society operates the Oakmont History Center & Museum at 628 Allegheny River Boulevard. The center houses a collection of Oakmont photos, artifacts and memorabilia along with a research center and archives. Volunteers are on staff at the center to assist patrons with research. The center archives include a genealogy section, photograph collection, Oakmont and Riverview school collection and information on a number of topics dealing with Oakmont history. All is available to the public, free of charge. The center also features a number of Oakmont themed exhibits throughout the year. The Oakmont Historical Society welcomes any donations of old Oakmont photographs and memorabilia.
628 Allegheny River Boulevard
Oakmont, PA 15139