Back then, a college education included rolling up your sleeves and helping build whatever wall the college needed. Professor Alfred Miller put his students to work on the college expansion of the 1870s. They built a reservoir in the commons by digging clay that was used to make the 1,400,012 bricks for Miller Hall.
For nearly 70 years, Greene County, Pennsylvania has been home to a very special week-long celebration recognizing the rich coal mining history and heritage of the area and Southwestern Pennsylvania region.
Every year during the Rain Day celebration, the Waynesburg community takes a moment to remember and honor the brave men of Company K, 110th Infantry, 28th Division who gave the ultimate sacrifice during World War I between July 28 and 29, 1918. The 18 young men are known as our “Rain Day Boys.”
The smells of funnel cakes and other festival foods join with the sound of music drifting across the air while hundreds of people gather to shop, enjoy live entertainment, and cheer on their favorite contestants – all while holding their umbrellas in the hope of rain. It’s Rain Day!
Forming over 30 Baptist churches, aiding in the Whiskey Rebellion, as well as facing one of the most horrific tragedies in the region, Reverend John Corbly was an essential figure in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Discover the magic of movies filmed in southwestern PA. Grab your popcorn, find your seat, and immerse yourself in Greene County’s cinema.
Greene County was once a part of the frontier of European settlement in America. Multiple well-known homestead massacres occurred in the area during these frontier times, shedding blood on the ground and leaving lasting impressions in both natural and supernatural history.
Throughout the years, others passing Horseshoe Bend on dreary nights saw the ghostly figure of a man with a length of stovepipe in place of his head. As each of these people shared their otherworldly encounter, the legend of Stovepipe was born.
Take a look into our history as we feature a few of the women that had an impact on Greene County, Pennsylvania. From sisters continuing with their father’s philanthropy to an actress with King Coal roots. Or a colonial settler abducted and returned by Native Americans to Greene County’s first female physician.
The far southwestern corner of Pennsylvania looks on the surface to be a pleasant rolling, river-cut landscape carpeted with vegetation and trees. But underneath is a bloody history and a supernatural reality brimming with ghosts, aliens, and unknown creatures.