Export was incorporated as a borough in 1911, establishing its independence from Franklin Township (modern day Municipality of Murrysville).
In 2011, Export celebrated it's centennial anniversary. The Centennial Committee worked for three years in preparation for a year long series of events, which culminated in a large festival held downtown. The committee received the Arthur St. Clair Award for Historical Preservation by the Westmoreland County Historical Society. The response to the centennial celebration was so enthusiastic, the Centennial Committee then transitioned to the Export Historical Society to continue the momentum. Since its inception, the Export Historical Society has committed itself to the preservation and recognition of the borough's rich cultural and industrial history. This has resulted in the preservation of key historical sites within the borough, as well as the accumulation of photographs, documents, and memorabilia that have been archived for future public display and research. Since 2016, the Export Historical Society has organized an annual event showcasing the community, its rich heritage, and its promising future. The Export Ethnic Food and Music Festival is held the third Saturday of August in downtown Export. This event features a variety of family friendly activities, local crafters, and highlights our local businesses.