Upcoming Events

Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these exclusive Traditional Christmas tours. Learn about popular early 20th century Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse.

Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. Special tour times and dates can be arranged for groups larger than 10. Contact the Washington County Historical Society for more information.

December 1, 2018

Traditional Christmas Tours

Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these exclusive Traditional Christmas tours. Learn about popular early 20th century Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse. Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. Special tour times and dates can be arranged for groups larger than 10. Contact the Washington County Historical Society for more information.
October 21, 2018

Film Screening: The Education of Johnny Schnell

At the height of the Cold War, local Washington County boy John Schnell was chosen by the United States government to star in a film that was never intended to be shown in the United States. The Education of Johnny Schnell followed the daily life of an all American boy, and became a widely circulated propaganda film in Asia during the 1960s and 70s. General John Schnell will also share his photographs, film related memorabilia, and personal experiences.
January 9, 2018

Tips for the At-Home Archivist

By Anna Cueto Prior to becoming the curator for the Miller House Museum, I trained at the University of Pittsburgh to become an archivist. It’s one of the top archives programs in the country, and I say this not to completely toot my own horn, but because attending the program taught me some extremely valuable information about handling items like film, photographs, and documents. And I like sharing that information with people, but with one large change: I like to teach people how to archive on a budget. The holidays are a perfect time to think about archiving or preserving your family photographs, movies, and other memories, because often, you already are planning on seeing the people who hold most of the information that you need! So with the holidays in mind, here is a short guide to gathering, organizing, and storing your family photographs like an archivist. The first and most important thing is to evaluate what you have, what you would like to save, and how you are currently storing it. Artifacts are like people – they do not like to be too hot or cold, too wet or too dry, and they really do not like being […]