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Waynesburg boasts a renovated, old-fashioned movie theater (housed in a historic building) that serves up current movies, many on their opening days. In addition to the traditional movie snack of popcorn, moviegoers can enjoy pizza, hot dogs and nachos. Local theater productions also call this unique building on High Street home.

Waynesburg University hosts a full schedule of cultural events year-round. Some are held in the beautiful Center for the Performing Arts, located off of Johnson Commons in the middle of the campus. Art shows, musical performances, live theater and guest speakers are just a few events to choose from. Most are free and open to the public.

The Eva K. Bowlby Public Library on North West Street is a modern library in a beautiful old home. It has large adult and children’s collections, records and microfilm. The Cornerstone Genealogical Society offers a large genealogical collection in its headquarters, located in the restored, original log courthouse on Greene Street. Dating from 1796 and said to be the oldest log courthouse standing on its original site in the country, the original two-story log structure is home to the Society’s collection of 3,000 books, more than 350 rolls of microfilm of early newspapers, numerous vertical files and scrapbooks.

The Greene County Historical Society Museum, located on Old Route 21 three miles east of Waynesburg, is a 52-room structure that dates from 1861. It contains antique furnishings, tools, quilts, pottery, Indian relics and other memorabilia. Visitors can follow nature trails, have a picnic lunch and visit reconstructed log cabins on the 12-acre grounds. The last surviving steam engine of the Waynesburg and Washington Railroad can also be seen outside the museum. The Harvest Festival, organized by the Historical Society, is held annually in October on the museum grounds and is the cornerstone of many popular events held there each year.

In addition, Waynesburg is in close proximity to Pittsburgh (50 miles), so theater, ballet, symphonies and many other events are within easy traveling distance.

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