Pittsburg Historical Society, Inc.

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


515 Railroad AvePittsburg, CA 94565 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Pittsburg Historical Society is a non-profit whose mission is to collect, preserve, exhibit and educate; to provide a basis for research; to invite public participation in programs; to represent the community cultural commonwealth; to promote civic pride and tourism; and to advance knowledge and nourish the human spirit by preserving the past.


The founders of the Pittsburg Historical Society could never have envisioned such a grand museum as we have at 515 Railroad Avenue. The group came together in 1961 for a common purpose, preserving the history of Pittsburg, had deep roots in this colorful river town and wanted following generations to know about its people and evolution through ranching, mining, fishing, canning, military base, and the large industries.

The Pittsburg Historical Society opened its first museum on Civic Drive. In 1996 the Historical Society outgrew the former Standard Oil employee clubhouse. In 2003, the museum relocated to a 10,750 sq ft building, home of the former Pittsburg Post Dispatch newspaper. Thanks to the generous contributions and donations from local businesses the community, our historical collection now fills the entire facility.

Highlights of the collection include historical artifacts from Native Americans, Rancho Los Medanos, Black Diamond Coal Mines, Nortonville, Commercial Fishing, Camp Stoneman, F.E. Booth Cannery, Columbia Steel, the Southern Pacific and Sante Fe Railroads, Pittsburg High School, and microfilm containing the Pittsburg Post Dispatch newspaper from 1930-1994.

The Pittsburg Historical Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Pittsburg, California.


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