Greene Academy of Art

Greene Academy of Art
Consisting of a stone section built c. 1790 as an Episcopal church and a brick section constructed in 1810, Greene Academy became the first school of higher learning west of the Allegheny Mountains. More than 850 children attended the Academy until it closed the doors in 1893. Among the many graduates of Greene Academy are notably A.B. Miller, Albert B. Cummins and Thomas S. Crago. Greene Academy holds free classes in painting, scrapbooking, crafting and more.

Greene Academy of Art is housed in the first school of higher learning west of the Allegheny Mountains. The academy was open from 1790 to 1893. The building was restored in the 1970’s and then it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Many Greene County Greats attended the academy. Albert B. Cummins a politician who was an Iowa Governor and a United states Senate member representing Iowa. A.B. Miller was one of the first graduates of Waynesburg College and president of the college from 1859-1899.

The academy holds various events throughout the year. They have free art classes that include painting, scrap-booking, crafting and more. They also hold craft shows and other bigger events throughout the year.

Tours of the academy can be scheduled by calling (724)966-2731. You can also visit during the special events.

Directions:

From Carmichaels town square exit the traffic circle toward N. Market Street and the destination will be on your right in .2 miles. (Pass the Carmichaels post office)

724-966-2731
314 North Market Street
Carmichaels, PA 15320