Welcome to Donora.We've been waiting for you.
American Steel & Wire - c1920s - in the mill yard inside the Sixth Street gate.

Welcome to our new and improved website. If you've been on our website before for research, rest assured that everything is still here, however, the menu was totally reorganized.

If you're having a problem locating something, please send us an email to help you get reoriented.

UPCOMING EVENTS and LATEST NEWS (as of 01/16/22)

SMOG MUSEUM HOURS

OPEN Saturdays - 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

or by appointment


When the SMOG MUSEUM is CLOSED...

  • We can still be reached daily by email.

  • All voicemail messages will be returned within a few days.

  • Any research inquiries can still continue electronically.

  • Any merchandise orders can be placed by email.

  • Artifact donations can be arranged by email.

SMOG MUSEUM - COVID-19 update

as of 12/18/21

It's best to email your visit ahead of time in case we have to adjust our hours


As an all-volunteer unpaid organization,

we are not under any pressure to open the museum if our volunteer's comfort level isn't there.


While we're open, we'll be practicing safety first for our volunteers and guests and recommending that both

wear facemasks and that we social distance. Priority will be given to those that are vaccinated.

Your patience and understanding are appreciated.

Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. - Ringgold Cavalry presentation at the Rostraver Historical Society. Please email donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com, call 724-823-0364 or contact the Rostraver Historical Society with any questions.
The next Eldora Park Walking Tour dates for 2022 are TENTIVELY scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays, March 26 and 27, April 9 and 10 and April 23 and 24. All tours start at 12:00 p.m. Please email donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call 724-823-0364 to RSVP. Space is limited. Click Eldora Park Walking Tour to learn more.
The next Cement City Home and Walking Tour dates for 2022 are TENTIVELY scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, May 14 and 15. All tours start at 1:00 p.m. Please email donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com or call 724-823-0364 to RSVP. Space is limited. Click Cement City to learn more. If these dates aren't scheduled, other dates WILL be scheduled for September/October.
For the evolving details of the Stan "The Man" Musial" PHMC Plaque Dedication and Fundraising Effort on July 30, 2022, click Stan Musial Plaque Event 2022 to learn more.
Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. - 1948 Smog presentation at the Rostraver Historical Society. Please email donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com, call 724-823-0364 or contact the Rostraver Historical Society with any questions.

Facebook - find us and like us by searching on Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum. All of our upcoming presentations and events will be announced here on this website, on Facebook, and various newspapers.

Donora Smog Museum T-Shirts and Sweatshirts on the Merchandise page.


Donora Dragon - Forged in 1901 New T-Shirts and Sweatshirts on the Merchandise page. Also sold at the Donora Public Library during their normal hours M-F 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To Donate to the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum, please use our PayPal option to the right.
If you would like to add a note along with your donation, please consider sending an email to:donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com