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Compass Inn Museum News

Recent News

Tastes of the Town

2018 Admission Fees

Field Trip Information

Call for Volunteers


 Tastes of the Town
Now that spring is here, mark your calendar for Ligonier Valley Historical Society's 27th annual "Tastes of the Town", Thursday, April 19. Enjoy mouth-watering appetizers, entrees, desserts, and pastries from some of the area's finest restaurants, bakeries, and delis. This gastronomic adventure will be held at Laurel Mountain Ski Resort from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The goal of "Tastes" is not only to throw a great party, but also to raise money that supports ongoing educational programs at Compass Inn Museum as well as core support for the Society's mission of "Keeping Our History Alive". Giving back has never tasted so good. This very popular event usually sells out. So get your tickets today and be part of the fun. To add to the excitement and fun, there will be a basket raffle, Mystery Money Envelops and a special raffle where you can win one of three exciting prizes. "You will not want to miss the chance to vote for your favorite restaurant to win the "Crowd Favorite" (AKA Big Fork) Award. Last year's winner was The Cedars at Antiochian Village. "This year, all participating vendors will receive a framed Certificate of Participation to hang in their facility to let their patrons know they support the Ligonier Valley Historical Society and Compass Inn Museum", said Executive Director, Theresa Gay Rohall. Tickets are $35 for Historical Society members and $40 for non-members. They are available for purchase at Betsy's of Ligonier, Conte Lifestyle Design Gallery, Post and Rail Men's Shop, or at Ligonier Valley Historical Society in Laughlintown. Contact the Historical Society at 724-238-6818 for more information on table reservations and sponsorship packages.
 2018 Admission Fees

Adults - $10
Seniors - $9
Children 6-17 $6
Children 5 & under - Free
Members - Free
Active Military - Free

Call 724.238.4983 or email to mstevenson@compassinn.org for special pricing for groups of 20 or more.

 Field Trip Information

We have worked to develop an engaging field trip for students that is not only aligned to the Pennsylvania State Standards, but also provides an opportunity for students to practice their critical thinking skills in a fun and welcoming environment.

Our field trips engage students with history through interaction with primary sources such as artifacts and buildings while providing real life connections to the past. Costumed docents lead age-appropriate guided tours of our 19th century Inn, blacksmith forge, cookhouse, and barn including a restored stagecoach and Contestoga Wagon. Through tours, students strengthen their visual literacy and critical thinking skills by careful observation of the historic environment. Students' experiences are enriched through multi sensory activities: cooking over an open fire, dipping candles creating a tin punch lantern, or smelling burning coal from our 19th century blacksmith forge. Several activity options include crafts students may take home with them.

For more information or to schedule your field trip today, contact Malori Stevenson at 724-238-4983 or mstevenson@compassinn.org.

 Call for Volunteers

Do you love history and like talking to people? Do you enjoy working with kids? Become a volunteer at Ligonier Valley Historical Society's Compass Inn Museum. Compass Inn Museum is currently recruiting volunteers to help out with the 2018 season. Volunteer opportunities for the 2018 season include school tours, regular tours, and working in the gift shop. Contact Malori Stevenson at 724-238-4983 or mstevenson@compassinn.org for more information