The Greater Connellsville Area Community Center turns 100 years old this year. Constructed in 1916 for use as Connellsville Senior High School, the building was quite “Avant-guard” in the design for its time. It included a gymnasium, a 600 seat auditorium, a pool and 37 classrooms. For 54 years, until 1970, the building served the local area as an institution of learning. Its graduates have contributed to the community in the arts, medicine, science, the clergy, sports and leadership.
In 1970 the building was used as a Junior High, it was then surplussed to allow students the use of modern facilities, the current Senior High was erected. In 1971 the structure was vacant and destined for demolition. Through a combined effort of concerned citizens and local officials, this public resource was preserved for use as a community service facility.Today the bulding serves as a business, arts and community recreation facility. As a non profit organization, we need your support to continue to update and care for this building so it will stand as a tribute to all of the hard working taxpayers who orinally built it, to all of the citizens who have preserved it in the past and to all that endeavor to help us preserve this building for use for many years to come.
Volunteers are needed for Our Coker Museum, Theatre, Thift Shop, and Building and Ground Maintainance.
Call: (724) 626-0300 for more information!