Welcome to the Connellsville Canteen!

An Initiative of the Fayette County Cultural  Trust                                                   
 

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The Connellsville Canteen, the only museum in SW PA dedicated to WWII, will be taking reservations for private tours. Cost is $5.00 per person. The facility is also open for private events. If you would like to rent the Connellsville Canteen for a function please call 724-216-4518 if interested.

The Connellsville Canteen Museum was formed to keep the history of Fayette County resident’s alive, and showcase their sacrifices and contributions that played an essential part during WWII. Through this museum, we tell the story of why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations, whether they are from Fayette County or not, will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. The Connellsville Canteen is a place where you come to learn with your heart as well as your head. This is a place where you can feel America’s greatness through the stories and memorabilia of Fayette County’s finest resident’s whether they went off to war, or stayed behind contributing to the war effort.

Welcome to the Connellsville Canteen Cafe & Harry Clark's Indian Creek Valley Railroad Display!

Come and experience what it was like to live in the 1930's & 1940's during WWII!

The Museum and Cafe is Open by appointment only due to the CONARVIRUS.
Monday - Saturday  7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Please call 724-216-4518 to set up an appointment.  $5.00 per person for a tour.


Train Display is only running for appointments.

The Connellsville Canteen was featured on Travel Channels - Mysteries at the Museum.


This episode is listed as Season 18, Episode 2

"Heroine Hostess"


For more in-depth information on the 1936 TWA crash & it's hostess Nellie Granger please click on the photo to the left.


We would like to thank Travel Channels - Mysteries at the Museum for visiting Southwestern Pennsylvania, Fayette County and the Connellsville Canteen.

This is part of the TWA - Sun Chasers wing.  It was found by Isaac Newton Biddle McCarty about 100 feet from the crash site.  Isaac wrote all the names of those that perished on the wing.  This artifact was donated to the Connellsville Canteen on 20 August 2020.

TWA Ashtray & Light Cover

 

This TWA Ashtray and Light Cover were found at the 1936 Crash Site by Al Krull from the State Highway Police.  They were donated to the Connellsville Canteen by Ed Sukel on 11 September 2018.

Remembering John Woodruff - NBC 4 - Columbus, Ohio news anchor Colleen Marshall visited Connellsville and the Connellsville Canteen and did a segment on John Woodruff for Black History Month.

10 Great Places in Fayette County, Pennsylvania!

Fayette County Cultural Trust’s - Connellsville Canteen

Statement on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The Fayette County Cultural Trust is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our mission.


At the Fayette County Cultural Trust:


-We will foster and maintain a safe environment of respect and inclusion for the board, staff, and members of the communities we serve.

-We will educate our staff, and communities to be social justice advocates, creatively providing curricula, programs, and environments that reflect the diversity of our communities, and elevate cultural awareness.

-We will ensure fair and inclusive access to our facilities, programs, resources, and services, and ensure that all of our policies and practices are inclusive and equitable.

-We will advance and build our workforce by assessing hiring practices and performance review procedures to attract, retain, and develop talented board and staff from diverse backgrounds.


“The principle of non-discrimination seeks “to guarantee that human rights are exercised without discrimination of any kind based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status such as disability, age, marital and family status, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, place of residence, economic and social situation”


Connellsville Canteen

Coffee Shop
Stage Door Canteen

Connellsville Canteen Ladies

Honoring our WWII Canteen Ladies and Local WWII Veterans.

Harry Clark

Indian Creek Valley Railroad Display

"One of the best Scratch Built Railroad Displays You Will Ever See!"