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Learn more about one of Butler County’s most tragic events with author and historian, Brad Pflugh. Rage, Murder, and Execution examines the brutal 1843 massacre of the Wigton family and the story that follows.

Rage, Murder, and Execution is available now!

Butler County Historical Society

123 West Diamond Street

Butler, PA 16001

Phone: 724-283-8116

Fax: 724-283-2505


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Office & Tour Hours

Wednesday - Friday

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Other Hours by Appointment!


$5.00 Per Person

$4.00 Seniors/Military Personnel

Free for BCHS Members and

Children under 5

Senator Walter Lowrie House

123 West Diamond Street

Butler, PA 16001

The Little Red School House

200 East Jefferson Street

Butler, PA 16001

Cooper Cabin

199 Cooper Road

Cabot, PA 16023

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