Celebrating 25 Years!
The Norwin Historical Society was formed in the Fall of 1994. It was the vision of local residents Bill Kunkle, Connie Downey, and Jim Drylie to explore the idea of having such an organization to promote and preserve our local history. Seed money was available from the Norwin Chamber of Commerce when another local group, formed to save the site of Fort Walthour, ended their efforts to do so.
Norwin School Principal Ron Peduzzi was alerted to the idea of an historical society and provided for a meeting at the Norwin High School Library. In addition to those listed above, Norwin High School Librarian, Dolores Walker, and Social Studies teacher, Carl Huszar, were asked to attend. The origin of the Norwin Historical Society dates to this event. As a result of this gathering, strategic steps were undertaken to make the Norwin Historical Society a reality.
Carl Huszar sought direction from the Western Pennsylvania Historical Society, followed by asking for local volunteers to form a Board of Directors. By December of 1994, the Norwin Historical Society was officially incorporated by the State of Pennsylvania. Our first location was at the Norwin Chamber of Commerce building.
Since our inception, the objectives of the Society have remained constant. We strive to preserve, to promote, and to educate our Norwin Community about our local history.