The Oakmont Historical Society has various forms of online research.

The Advance Leader Newspaper Archives Project

The Oakmont Historical Society has partnered with the Oakmont Carnegie Library to have old copies of the Advance Leader newspaper digitized and uploaded to the Oakmont Library website. The database, which spans the years 1917 to 1950, documents the history of Oakmont and the surrounding area. The keyword search archives are a wealth of information for those interested in local history.

Below is taken from the Oakmont Carnegie Library and put here for quicker access to the Advance Leader Database… just click on the title.

“The Community History Archive of the Advance Leader, Oakmont and Verona’s local newspaper. This searchable online database features full scans of the Oakmont Library’s collection of Advance Leader newspapers from 1917 to 1950. The library would like to extend our thanks to the Oakmont Historical Society for funding and encouraging the creation of this database.”


Historical Center Library /Research Room
Located at 628 Allegheny River Boulevard, the Oakmont Historical Society Center offers a wealth of information for anyone to stop in and research. Our collection includes Oakmont census returns, family histories, a library of Oakmont topics and extensive photographic collection.

Click here for center hours.