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Welcome to Jefferson Township Historical Society

The purpose of the Jefferson Township Historical Society (“Society”) shall be to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of Jefferson Township and surrounding areas. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American heritage. Read More about JTHS

Click Here to learn about the History of The Jefferson Township Historical Society!

All Meetings are on the 3rd Saturday of every month unless cancelled.

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CIVIL WAR PROGRAM

SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm

You are invited to attend a meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm.  The meeting will be in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall.  GPS address is 11 Fire Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021,

You can go on the Historical Society’s website if you forget the date or time of the meeting. The address is www.jeffersontwphs.comIf you would like your newsletter emailed to you, please contact Secretary Peggy Strain at pegfarm7@verizon.net.

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM   PAUL DELLEBAUGH and BECCA PREBEG will discuss the path traveled by Company K of the 140th Regiment. These men traveled from Eldersville, and the surrounding area, eventually making it to Gettysburg and then home again. They will also discuss others from Eldersville who went off to war, returned home, and are buried in local graveyards.

This promises to be an interesting meeting and we plan to see you at the meeting. You do not have to be a member to attend any of our meetings.

There will be social time and refreshments following the meeting.

The museum can be opened upon request on the day of our meeting.

MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY There will be a new look at the Veterans Memorial site this year. The Historical Society has received a donation from Range Resources for the upkeep of the Memorial and for purchasing planters.  This year there will be geraniums planted in planters around the Memorial. The Boy Scouts will be helping with the project to prepare the area for placing the planters. Plan now to be present for the Memorial Day Ceremony and enjoy the new look at the Memorial.

COVERING the BLUE  Diane Huggins and her committee have continued to crochet lap blankets for wounded police officers. The website is www.coveringtheblue.com.  Diane is Diane Baughman on the website. If you have questions about Covering the Blue or the Historical Society, please call Diane at 724 947 9782 or email dhuggins2@verizon.net.



Jefferson Township Map - circa 1932
with locations of historical sites noted by Frank Muzopappa.
Click Here to Download a copy of the Map.




Information and Events

Christmas in the Village is the Historical Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year, look for information soon!
Read more about upcoming events and fundraisers... Read More


Buildings and Monuments

~ Veterans Memorial

It was February 2004 when the Board members of the Jefferson Township Historical Society had a vision for a Veterans Memorial in Eldersville. They owned property where a Memorial could be built. There was a Jefferson Township Honor Roll in front of the former Eldersville Grade School.... Read More

~ The White Church

The White Church is uniquely located in a tri-state area attracting visitors from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. It has been awarded historic landmark designations by the Washington County History and Landmark Foundation for The White Church, built in 1844 and Heritage Hall, built 1876. The White Church Building is a useful site for community events and its monthly meetings and Heritage Hall houses its museum.... Read More

~ Heritage Hall

Heritage Hall , Burgettstown, PA 15021. In 2012 the Washington County History and Landmarks Foundation awarded Historic Landmark Designations for the Society’s two buildings: Heritage Hall and The White Church....

Heritage Hall Update
Heritage Hall, Jefferson Township, was built in 1876 and purchased by the Historical Society in 1990. Over the past thirty years the Society has used the building for monthly meetings, to serve food during Christmas in the Village on the first floor and to house its Museum on the second floor. In 2012 Heritage Hall was awarded historic designation by the Washington County History & Landmarks. In 2014 there was a visual inspection of Heritage Hall by MR Structures, LLC with the recommendation of repairs needed that the Society could not afford. Heritage Hall is now down.

 

Contributions

A contribution of any size is welcome for this worthwhile and commendable White Church Preservation Project. You may mail your contribution to Jefferson Township Historical Society, White Church Project, Box 383, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

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