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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

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The MARCH meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society will be on Saturday, MARCH 16, 2019 at 10:00 am in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall.  GPS address is 12 Fire Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

MARCH MEETING The winter has been long and hard for all of us.  PULL UP A CHAIR.  SIT WITH US. We are going to enjoy a time of looking at old photos of our families and hearing stories about them.  We all have stories to share.  Think about the story on your heart to share!  Although we enjoy hearing about families that settled in Jefferson Township, our stories do not need to be limited to the area.  You can participate. This is intended to be a friendly get together of reminiscing about the past and our families.  Let’s talk about how things used to be.  Sound inviting.  Come to our meeting on Saturday, March 16 at 10:00 am. Refreshments will be available.

“The Last Hurrah” by Frank Muzopappa Enclosed is an article written by Frank Muzopappa about the Miller Family.  Please read the article in its entirety and enjoy the remembrances that Frank has about the Miller Family.  This article may stir up some remembrances that you have about your family and ones that you are willing to share at the March meeting.

BAKELESS BAKE SALE How does it work? You are to do no baking.  In other words, there will not be a physical bake sale. Instead, should you choose, you are welcome to donate to our fundraiser of a Bakeless Bake Sale.  Please make checks payable to Jefferson Township Historical Society and write “Bakeless Bake Sale” in the memo space.  Mail checks to Jefferson Township Historical Society, Box 383, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

Changing Date of our April Meeting Our monthly meetings are normally scheduled for the third Saturday in the month.  That would mean that our meeting date would be the Saturday of Easter weekend. Therefore, the Board has voted to move our meeting date in April to Saturday, April 13.  Details as to the program will be announced in the April newsletter.

MUSEUM OPENED We will have the Museum opened following the meeting.  You will see many items donated by families in the past.  You may think of something you would like to donate to our Museum.  Donations are always welcome.  Contact Peggy Strain 724 947 9015 if you have something to donate.

YARD SALE JUNE 7 & 8 Start cleaning out now.  Back by request is that the Historical Society once again have a Yard Sale. If you recall, we will take all your household goods clean and in good condition except no clothing, shoes or books.  The dates for the Yard Sale are Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8.

COVERING THE BLUE Diane Baughman Huggins has reported that Covering the Blue is supplying Wounded Police Officers and Correction Officers with crochet lap blankets nationwide. Donations are always needed for yarn and money for mailing the covers.  Please visit its website.  Address is If you donate, please send your check payable to JTHS Covering the Blue, and mail to JTHS Covering the Blue, Box 383, Burgettstown, PA 15021.  You will find Diane on Facebook as Diane Baughman. If you have questions, please call Diane at 724 947 9782 or email

DUES are DUE The beginning of each New Year is when we need to remind you that dues are due.  If you have already paid, we say thank you. Our annual dues are $15.00 for a single person and $20.00 for a family.  You are welcome to pay your dues at a meeting or mail a check made payable to Jefferson Township Historical Society, Box 383, Burgettstown, PA 15021.


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

The Jefferson Township Historical Society meets at the White Church the third Saturday of every month at 10:00 am.
We will be providing information for the meetings each month. Christmas in the Village is the Historical Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year, look for information soon!
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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 is located at 493 Eldersville Road, 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....
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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 or contact Frank Malardie, Treasurer at

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