The Peters Creek Historical Society has been serving the expanding history-minded interests in the Finleyville and surrounding communities in Allegheny and Washington County since 1967. The members have a wide variety of interests – from quilting, Whiskey Rebellion, genealogy, early coal mining, and local memorabilia – to just plain interest in local history. Members of the Society conduct diverse research, serve on numerous committees, and some present talks regarding aspects of local history. While a member’s research project is usually private and at one’s leisure, members can always count on other members when they need assistance.

The goals of the Peters Creek Historical Society is basically to preserve local history for future generations to enjoy. Much of our local history is being lost – oral histories from elderly life-long residents, and local artifacts being thrown away or sold out-of-state as antiques.