history center gets beautiful makeover

Mt. Lebanon History Center held several events to celebrate its reopening in at 794 Washington Road following a three-year, $1.1 million renovation project. Here are some of the highlights of the event.

Ribbon Cutting: from left, Jim Wojcik, historical society president; M.A. Jackson, past president; Virginia Nicklas, the first “History Maker;” Steve Silverman, commission president; Cynthia Bognar, board member; and Nick Sohyda, fire chief. The opening exhibit commemorates the fire department’s centennial and honors the late Nadine Bognar. /Photo: George Mendel


Bill McMillan, left, grew up in the house that is now the history center, and architect Joel McCluskey, who oversaw the building’s transformation. /Photo:George Mendel


Fire chief Nick Sohyda with Cynthia Bognar, a historical society board member. The Bognar family has provided support to both the history center and the fire department. /Photo:George Mendel


The Historical Society building reopened to the public October 6 with a community ribbon cutting.