The Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust was incorporated on December 23rd, 1999 with the purpose of the organization to initiate, preserve, and perpetuate theater, performing arts, history and culture in the Mid Mon Valley area.
The first project the Mid Mon Valley Cultural Trust worked on was to preserve and renovate a vaudeville theater, The Coyle, Located in Charleroi, PA. , the theater went back to the 1890's. It underwent a renovation and expansion in 1927 and was used as a single screen movie theater until its closure in 1999. The Trust purchased the theater along with two adjoining buildings with plans to reopen it as a theater. Unfortunately as with many historical theaters plans with overwhelming odds against it the hope of reopening as a theater diminished and the Mon Valley Alliance purchased the building from the MMVCT in 2015.
The MMVCT wants to encourage participation in cultural events and to inspire the Mid Mon Valley Community to advocate, support, and participate by being volunteers, members and advisors.
In 2017 we began our first Art Competition for residents of the Mon Valley and in 2018 we included a second category, Photography. Winners were published in cards and are available for purchase.
In 2017 we brought for the first time to the Mon Valley area the Oscar Shorts in partnership with the Douglas Education Center
Help us to continue to offer cultural events the Mid Mon Valley !