3MJC Friends Group Meetings are now held at Jennings Environmental Education Center (JEEC). See you there!
Saturday, September 13, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Muddy Creek Oil Field Open
Moraine State Park
Come see the restored Bessemer engine in action. If you have a collection of items and/or skills relevant to the time period of 1890 to 1930 we'd love to have you display your items and/or skills at the oil field during an open day. Examples might be an antique car, toys, or bicycles. For more information on showing off your collection, please email Cindy Webreck directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 — 7:00 PM
Program: Wigton Massacre
Jennings Environmental Education Center
Brad Pflugh, a board member of the Butler Historical Society and head of the history department at Knoch High School, will present a program about the Wigton Massacre, the murder of a Slippery Rock Township mother and her 5 children by a Seneca Indian in 1843.
Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014 — 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Come see history in motion at the Annual Heritage Festival at McConnells Mill State Park. The Festival celebrates the time the historical gristmill operated—1852 to 1928. Costumed vendors will offer crafts inspired by the era. You can take a leisurely stroll, sit and enjoy the bluegrass music or enjoy a free tour of the mill.
The historic gristmill is full of the fascinating machinery used for grinding the grain for the community that surrounded Slippery Rock Gorge. A Civil War encampment adds to the historical setting, demonstrating the way soldiers lived and artisans and craftsmen will exhibit the skills of the time.
Heritage Days offer fun and learning for the entire family.