Remembering the Rain Day Boys

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.”

Portraits of Women in Greene

Women in Greene

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.

2016 Harvest Festival - Reenactment

Celebrating Our Rural History

The Harvest Festival has long been a treasured tradition in Greene County since the museum open its doors in 1971, and those who attend this event while visiting this beautiful part of southwestern Pennsylvania will be treated to a full slate of appealing attractions, such as encampments with reenactors and skirmishes, Native American reenactors, demonstrations, entertainment, retail and food vendors and much, much more.

History in Greene

Founded in 1796, Greene County was established when Washington County was split as an act of Legislature. That brings over two centuries of history and mystery from the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania. Travel around the County with me as we explore a few historical sites.

Mason Dixon Historical Park

World-Famous Boundary Line

When it comes to taking its place in American history, Greene County is unparalleled. And it’s because of a parallel of latitude that Pennsylvania’s southwestern-most county stands above all others. The famous Mason-Dixon Line, run from 1763-67 by British astronomers and surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, ends its journey at the edge of Greene County.