In the late 1700s what was to become Monroeville was nothing more than a few scattered farms. In the more than 200 years that have passed, Monroeville has become a thriving suburban center of commerce and home to some 30,000 residents. On this site the Monroeville Historical Society presents the story of our community.

In these pages you will find the surprisingly rich history of Monroeville as told in words and pictures.

We invite you to spend a little time with us, get to know Monroeville, and consider joining the historical society in its mission to preserve and foster our community’s historical heritage.

The Monroeville Historical Society holds its regular meetings on the third Tuesday of each month (except for August and December) at The Monroeville Public Library at 7PM. The public is invited.

A complete listing of activities and events may be found by clicking on the "Events" page. For correspondence, click on the "Contact Us" page.


While all our publications are available as FREE downloads from our website, for those who prefer printed books, we are now offering two books for sale:

Monroeville: A Pictorial History
by Louis Chandler (2017).
A quality paperback with more than 200 historical photos.
Now on sale at the Monroeville Public Library -- $10.00

A History of Patton Township (Monroeville and Pitcairn), Pa.
by Louis Chandler (2012).
This 150-page hardback book presents Monroeville’s story from the late 1700s to the 21st century; with 130 historic photographs.
Available by contacting the author -- $25.00

Please see the "Books and Articles" page for purchasing details.

Many other publications are free to download. Keep checking back to see what's new.


2020 MHS Heritage Day Fes...

Monroeville Historical Society Presents Heritage Day Festival "A tribute to Monroeville's Rural Past"   October 3, 2020 1:00pm - 5:00pm Free Admission*   Pony Rides ·        Stables from Apollo are offering supervised rides on good-natured ponies that love nothing...