Cornerstone Genealogical Society is housed in Greene County’s first courthouse. The log structure was built around 1800 and the Genealogical Society has resided in the building since 1975.
The non-profit is dedicated to preserving the history of Greene County and areas around the county. They have records of obituaries, wills, funeral homes, and Greene County park records.
Cornerstone Genealogical Society will assist you in finding the history of your ancestors who lived in or around Greene County.
Use 1-79 Exit 14 and keep right at the fork following signs for Waynesburg PA-21 West. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto East High Street. Turn left onto N. Morgan Street, turn left onto Greene Street. Shortly after the Fire Department, turn right onto N. Woods and the destination will be on the right.
We offer our usual services such as book checkouts, research, and computer services as well as other services and activities like classes, seminars, and entertainment.
By providing equal access to information and programming for the entire community, we provide opportunities for intellectual, economic, and social growth with a special emphasis on literacy skills.
Monthly classes include Adult Book Club, Coloring Club, Crafternoons, Essential Oils Education, Reading Competitions, Makerspace Club, Toddler Time, Preschool Classes, and more! Check out www.flenniken.org for the latest updates.
Greene Connections is a free, volunteer-operated online project aimed at increasing access to rare photographs and documents from Greene County, Pennsylvania. Over 10,000 items have been catalogued and the que of items waiting to be processed contains at least 2,000 more and is growing. The archives have been shared by families, individuals, and local repositories such as the Cornerstone Genealogical Society, Greene County Historical Society, and Waynesburg University Paul R. Stewart Museum.
The Greene County Historical Society Museum is located on 17 acres just outside of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. Our main building is a 52 room structure, initially built as a family home in 1857 and was converted into the County Poor Farm (or Almshouse) during the Civil War. Our exhibits include rooms showing what life was like for those that lived in the Poor Farm, as well as period Georgian and Victorian Rooms that illustrate what life was like throughout the 19th Century. We also feature a large Native American Collection that educates visitors on over 10,000 years of regional history and the first Americans.
The Greene County Historical Society Museum also has a large Agricultural Barn that is available for rentals, as well as a complete and operational 10th century print shop, and several cabins. The steam locomotive, Second Number 4, is in the train shed and once serviced the Waynesburg and Washington Railroad.
Annual events include Harvest Festival, Stone to Steel: Native American Heritage Weekend, Christmas Open House, and more. There is a monthly lecture series open to the public that covers a variety of local history aspects such as Native American life, haunted history, pioneer history and more.
For the current hours of operation, please visit: www.greenecountyhistory.org. Admission to GCHS is $7 for adults, children (6-12) and seniors (60+) $5, and children under 6 and members are free.
From Exit 14 turn left on to PA-21 East for 1.1 miles. Turn right onto Curry Road and follow that for .6 miles. Turn right onto Rolling Meadows Road and you have reached GCHS.