"founded to research, preserve and share the history of Oakmont"
The Oakmont Historical Society was founded to research, preserve and share the history of Oakmont. The society was founded by a small group of people who had a common interest in the history of Oakmont. Over the years membership has grown to over 75 members from all parts of the country including Florida, California and Colorado. The Oakmont Historical Society was incorporated in 2008 and is designated as a 501-3C organization.
In addition to preserving our heritage, the members of the Oakmont Historical Society play an active role in our community. Our recent projects include;
Restoration of the old mile post and whistle post signs on the Allegheny Valley Railroad
Sponsor the Alumni Reception Tent each year at the Riverview High School Homecoming
Collect and transcribe oral histories of longtime Oakmont residents
Pancakes for Soldiers-collected breakfast foods and $1400 in donations for the troops in Afghanistan
Establish the Golden Oak Award to recognize a person each year who has impacted the history of our community
Sponsor walking history tours of Oakmont
Establish the Oakmont Museum & History Center
Establish the Oakmont Historical Society Scholarship at Riverview High School
Host a monthly speaker series on historical topics which are open to the public
"A Portrait of Camp Wright" commissioned by artist Thomas McCrady to create a picture of Camp Wright, the Civil War training camp located in Oakmont
As you can see the Oakmont Historical Society is a very active organization. We welcome anyone who has an interest or would like to learn more about the history of our area. The society meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30 at the Oakmont Carnegie Library. Our mission is to "Research, preserve and share the history of our community" with an emphasis on sharing that history to ensure that our heritage is passed on to future generations.