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About The Project

Showcasing our shared history

The PNC Legacy Project

Banks stand at the center of local commerce — helping to build businesses, schools, places of worship and town centers. As our world has changed, banks have evolved as well, offering new products, services and technologies to make banking easier and more convenient. What remains constant, however, is the vital role of local banks and the importance of trust between banks, customers and communities.

The PNC Legacy Project is a comprehensive initiative of PNC designed to honor, document and preserve the history of predecessor banks, the employees and officers who guided them and the communities they serve. As stewards of community history, PNC is committed to upholding the enduring trust that has been placed in these banks.

The Legacy of Community Banking

Throughout the history of our country, banks have changed their services and offered new technologies to respond to their customers' needs. What has not changed, however, is the vital role banks play in the lives of the people they serve, and the importance of trust between bank, customer, and community.

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PNC's Corporate History

Our origins, consolidation and growth

PNC is the product of a merger of two distinguished Pennsylvania banks in 1983: Pittsburgh National Corporation and Provident National Corporation based in Philadelphia. Each of these institutions had served diverse markets so that merger creating PNC also became the largest bank in Pennsylvania.


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Predecessor Banks

Building a sense of community and trust

PNC recognizes the contributions of predecessor banks and honors the role these institutions have played in local economic development. As stewards of community history, PNC is committed to upholding the enduring trust that has been placed in these banks by their communities. Follow the link below to learn more about the history of these banks.

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Civil War Exhibit

Archiving American history


More than 150 years since the first shots were fired at Fort Sumter, this exhibit takes a look at some of the Civil War's key battles and events, and how the war impacted our
financial system.

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Collecting and preserving

The historians and archivists who worked on the PNC Legacy Project collected, documented, and assessed hundreds of individual artifacts and rare papers. By putting their organizational and research skills to work, they created a cohesive and meaningful collection.

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Important Legal Disclosures & Information

Read a summary of privacy rights for California residents which outlines the types of information we collect, and how and why we use that information.