"The purpose of the GCHS and Museum is to promote an appreciation of Greene County history through the preservation and interpretation of local artifacts and stories in order to educate the public and future generations through a narrative of the rich heritage of Greene County and its surrounding area.”
Visit History! Closed for the Season. Will reopen late April 2024
The Greene County Historical Society Museum is located in the Former Greene County Home, also known as an Almshouse or Poor Farm. The Greene County Home Opened in 1862 and Operated for a little over a century seeing well over 6000 residents or “inmates” during its years of operation.
For more information on the history of the building, click the links below: https://greenesaver.com/going-greene-an-aged-institution/ https://greenescenemagazine.com/going-greene-a-hunt-for-history/
Not only will a visit to the Greene County Historical Society Museum provide you with an unforgettable experience delving into what life was like in such an institution throughout the course of a century of operation, we also showcase several exhibits relating to local history beginning with prehistoric Native Americans nearly Thirteen Thousand Years ago, all the way up to the present time.
The Greene County Historical Society is also home to the Waynesburg and Washington Railroad.
GCHS houses a treasure trove of artifacts pertaining to the heritage of Greene County and the surrounding area. Please come see for yourself! Listed own below are a few examples of the many on-going exhibits GCHS has to offer:
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W&W Railroad History
The Waynesburg & Washington Railroad (W&W RR) faithfully served the county seats of Washington and Greene Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The W&W RR was nearly single handedly the key to Greene County economic development in that farmers and merchants had reliable means to transport goods and service to market.