KERR MEMORIAL MUSEUM
Providing an intimate experience of history, heritage, and home.
Experience the warmth and charm of life as it was lived by a small-town doctor. Dr. Thomas R. Kerr, his wife Jessie, and daughter Virginia lived in their gracious home in Oakmont, a quaint town outside of Pittsburgh that provided an escape from the often harsh conditions of life in the city. The museum portrays middle-class family life in the late nineteenth century. This period was marked by the extremes of fabulous wealth and grinding poverty which overshadowed the emerging middle class.
Victorian School Days
The current exhibit features period items that would typically appear in a Victorian Era classroom. From the bell used by the teacher to call the students into school to school desks, ink wells, McGuffey’s Readers, and examples of Victorian children’s school clothing, the museum displays a fun and exciting array of articles to transport the visitors back in time. Please join us at the Kerr Museum this fall to experience the Victorian School Days tradition.
EVENTS AT THE KERR MUSEUM
Victorian School Days Exhibit: Aug. 31 through Nov. 16, 2019
Victorian holiday Exhibit: Nov. 23, 2019, through Jan. 4, 2020
Christmas Candlelight Tours 2019
Experience the warmth and charm of a Victorian Christmas by making reservations for the Kerr Museum Candlelight Tours Friday, Dec. 6th or Friday, Dec. 13th at 7:00 pm. Ticket price is $15.00 per person. All reservations must be PREPAID. Call the Kerr Museum’s office (412-826-9295) to make a reservation. Availability is limited, so book your reservation early. Step back in time for an hour and a half tour to experience timeless celebrations, enduring Christmas customs and treasured family traditions at the turn of the 20th century.