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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 FEBRUARY meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society will be on Saturday, FEBRUARY 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.

Guest speaker for our February meeting will be JIM CROUSE.  He was our speaker at our February 18, 2017 meeting and by request is returning.  As you know from before, Jim Crouse isn’t always himself.  Sometimes he appears as “Abraham Lincoln” a figure in history he admires and impersonates and that will be the situation when he does the program on February 16. Look at your calendar today.  You will see the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday of February 12th still on calendars.  Isn’t that amazing.  This year, 2019, marks his 210th Birthday.  Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 – and was assassinated April 15, 1865. Celebrating the 210th Birthday of Abraham Lincoln is what Jim Crouse’s program is about as he impersonates Abraham Lincoln.  This program will enhance your knowledge of the Presidential history of our country.  We hope you will be present.  The program will be at 10:00 with a short business meeting following and refreshments.

APOLOGY Please accept our apology that we had to cancel the January meeting because of the weather.  Chris Sedlak was to be our speaker for that meeting and his topic was “Influenza 1918.”  We plan to reschedule Chris in the future.

MUSEUM OPENED We plan to continue having our Museum opened following our meetings.  Plan now to stay after a meeting to see what is in our Museum.

YARD SALE 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 tentative date for the Yard Sale is Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8. 

OFFICERS and DIRECTORS As we begin this new year, we thought that all of you should know who your Officers and Directors are and how to contact each one of them.

PRESIDENT – Jean Baltich,
304 748 6376 (Home)
304 224 3713 (Cell)

VICE PRESIDENT – Nancy Pienkosky
724 947 4743 (Home)

SECRETARY – Peggy Strain
724 947 9015 (Home)
724 554 6887 (Cell)

TREASURER – Frank Malardie
724 899 2151 (Home)

DIRECTOR - Dave Choman
724 947 2116 (Home)

DIRECTOR – Dorothy Muzopappa
304 748 2503 (Home)

724 729 3620 (Home)

COVERING THE BLUE – Diane Baughman Huggins
724 947 9782 (Home)
724 231 1906 (Cell)


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 216 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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