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With the visionary planning of Tina and Tom Thoburn and a dedicated steering committee, a donation of historic local lumber was secured to create Ligonier’s log cabin façade. The museum opened its doors in September 1997. 

The perfect setting for a relaxing stroll. Whether outside surrounded by our beautiful flower gardens, or inside amongst our rotating exhibitions of American art, the museum is your tranquil get-away from the busy rush of the city. The Museum offers a full schedule of programs and activities including a variety of educational activities for kids of all ages.

Becoming accustomed with the floor plan in advance of your visit will help you find your way around the museum.  The museum is accessible to everybody! Download floor plan here.


Founded in 2000, the Friends of SAMA consists of approximately seventy members and serves to provide financial and volunteer support. The Friends are also charged with increasing public attention on the Museum and helping to broaden its membership.




10-15 hrs per week. Weekends plus one or two weekdays and evenings as needed.

Tasks include greeting visitors, answering phones, setting up and cleaning up special events, some computer and social media experience also. Please submit your resume and cover letter to contact link below.



The Donald M. Robinson Sculpture Park opened in 2018. We are a member of the Westmoreland Pollinator Partners maintaining gardens which serve as shelter to migrating monarch butterflies, a species in peril. Find more information on what's on display inside on the exhibitions tab.


  • Ligonier Children's Plein Air Workshop
    Ligonier Children's Plein Air Workshop
    Sat, Jul 27
    Jul 27, 2024, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
    Living Treasures Animal Park, 288 PA-711, Jones Mills, PA 15646
    at Living Treasures Animal Park
  • Ligonier Art Camp
    Ligonier Art Camp
    Mon, Jul 29
    Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Aug 02, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT
    Ligonier Watershed Association, 6 Old Lincoln Hwy W, Ligonier, PA 15658, USA
    5 days with teaching artist, Amy Roadman or Rita Haldeman
  • Rendering Radiance Exhibition Celebration
    Rendering Radiance Exhibition Celebration
    Sat, Aug 24
    Aug 24, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Ligonier, Boucher Ln, Ligonier Township, PA 15658, USA
    by the Pittsburgh Pastel Artists League
  • Backyard Bash
    Backyard Bash
    Sat, Sep 14
    Sep 14, 2024, 5:00 PM
    SAMA Ligonier, Boucher Ln, Ligonier Township, PA 15658, USA
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