Virtual Storytime: Captain Vicary Mansion
Enjoy our special virtual storytime in honor of the Captain William Vicary Mansion! We will read a story that will introduce children to local history in a fun and engaging way. Following the storytime, kids will be encouraged to participate in an activity based on the story we read!
This virtual storytime is part of a series promoting the Experience Kits initiative at select Allegheny & Washington County Libraries, and is sponsored by the Heinz Center Affiliates Program (HCAP). With your library card, receive free admission passes for up to four people to several local museums and historical sites. For more information, visit https://www.greentreelibrary.org/books/kits-unique-items.html.
Upcoming Museum Storytimes:
· Saturday, August 21, 2021: The Passavant House and Zelienople Historical Society
· Saturday, August 28, 2021: McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center
About the Captain William Vicary Mansion:
The Vicary Mansion was built overlooking the Ohio River in 1829 by Captain William Vicary, a retired Philadelphia merchant sea captain and land speculator. Over the years additional changes were made to the buildings and grounds; several unique adaptations allow visitors to observe early 19th century architecture in the house. It is now owned by Beaver County and is occupied by the Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation. In addition to house tours, the Vicary Mansion is a very busy place offering many educational, informative, and entertaining programs.