About

About the Project

In 2014, the Town of McCandless and the North Allegheny School District launched a collaborative effort to house the longtime collection of local history buff Joseph Bullick. Since the inception of the partnership, the community has shown an outpouring of support. Contributing community members have donated countless hours and materials for the careful planning of this project, which will benefit generations to come. Town Manager Toby Cordek said, “With all the spirit that Joe Bullick has put into collecting these items for the community, the community had to respond, and the Town stepped up to provide a permanent home.”

The groundbreaking ceremony was held on Community Day, September 13, 2014. Two years later, a sneak preview of the exhibits was held during Community Day, September 10, 2016.

The cooperative committee, which includes representatives from Town Council, Town staff, the North Allegheny School DistrictRSSC Architecture, and Gateway Engineers, has nurtured the project from its inception to bring the replica one-room schoolhouse history center to fruition.

We look forward to including you in our journey of renewing history and giving all residents of the North Hills a place to reflect on the past.


Quick Facts About the Heritage Center

  • Replica of a one-room schoolhouse (RSSC Architecture)
  • 2,140 square foot upper level
  • 2,060 square foot basement level for storage
  • Houses artifacts pertaining to the Town of McCandless, North Allegheny School District, and surrounding communities