In December of 1928, a vacant church on the corner of Beeson Boulevard and Church Street in Uniontown, PA, was reopened as a public library. At the time, the local history and genealogy collection was limited to a small assortment of books and documents. Through the generosity of the community and visiting researchers — as well as the careful attention of past librarians and curators — the selection of materials grew exponentially. When the library moved to its current location on Jefferson Street, its unique Fayette County collection came to occupy its very own space: The Pennsylvania Room.
Today, the “PA Room” functions as both a research facility and a community archive. Family historians from all across the country visit us to make use of our genealogy collection, which is geared specifically toward Fayette County families and features many one-of-a-kind resources. Others turn to our local history materials — including books, magazines, and microfilmed newspapers — to learn about events as distant as the French and Indian War or as recent as the results of a local high school basketball game.
We are also proud to help preserve Fayette County’s rich history by accepting locally-relevant photographs, letters, and other artifacts. Donations, whether monetary or in the form of historical materials, are always welcome.
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