Pennsylvania Room

Where History Comes Alive...

The Pennsylvania Room is a tremendous local resource on genealogy and local and state history. Our collection contains family histories, newspaper articles and books on topics from the French & Indian War to the impact of the bridges on Pittsburgh's growth.

The Pennsylvania Room is open by appointment only. Call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451 or email

Genealogy Forum
The Genealogy Forum is devoted to learning about family history research.
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Ligonier Echo Digitization

Ligonier Echo Digitization

Digital Collection
The Ligonier Echo has been in print since the 1800s and we have it all captured in digital format. Our Pennsylvania Room Archivist can help you search the newspaper for articles and obituaries.

There is always something to see in the Pennsylvania Room. Patrons are treated to historic displays of photographs and artifacts throughout the year.

Historic Photography Show
The Ligonier Valley has a proud history that we showcase each year with our Historic Photography Show. In addition to photographs, the exhibit includes memorabilia and artifacts relating to that year's theme. Special programs are also planned around the theme of the show. Learn More

The Pennsylvania Room is open to the public and most programs and services are free. (Printing fees may apply with computer and copier.) Contact the Pennsylvania Room Archivist, Shirley Iscrupe, via email at or by calling the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451.

Check for upcoming events on the library's home page and also on our Event Calendar.