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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.

The Jefferson Township Historical Society (“JTHS”) is a non-profit organization with tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revue Code and is located in the 46th District.

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General Information

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

Learning about the
Jefferson County Humane Society
Program Saturday, September 16, 2023

The September meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society will be on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 10:00 am 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.

We are pleased to have officers of the Jefferson County Humane Society, Wintersville, Ohio speak to us at our monthly meeting on September 16th. We will be learning about the Humane Society from Brandi De-Noon Damewood, Development Manager and also Dennis Kevin, Humane Agent.   They will be speaking about how many years the Jefferson County Humane Society has been in existence and the high need there is for their service in today’s world.  Brandi will be bringing her cat that she described as being more like a dog than a cat. Dennis will be bringing his dog that he described as being very friendly.

Bring a friend and come to the meeting on September 16th.  We invite you to stay for refreshments following the meeting.

CHRISTMAS in the VILLAGE  A brochure was enclosed in our newsletter announcing Christmas in the Village to be held November 3rd, 4th and 5th 2023 daily 10am to 5pm. The White Church will be full of crafters as usual and the mountain men on the greens will be returning. The Museum will be opened during Christmas in the Village. This year Christmas in the Village will be on a smaller scale. There will be no crafters in the Eldersville Grade School. The Grade School has been rented for a flea market.

The Historical Society always needs help during Christmas in the Village so please volunteer to sit at a table in the White Church and pass out free historical flyers. This is an opportunity for you to help to promote the Historical Society. There will be Applications to join the Historical Society available. If you can help, please call Peggy Strain 724 947 9015 or email her at

Covering the Blue Diane Huggins and her committee have continued to crochet lap blankets for wounded police officers. You can read more about Covering the Blue on its website Diane is Diane Baughman on the website.

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It is with immense sadness that the Jefferson Township Historical Society announces the unexpected passing on December 11, 2021 of its Treasurer Frank Malardie. Honoring Frank’s wishes, there was no published obituary and no viewing. There will be a Memorial Service later at the White Church. In honoring the memory of Frank, memorial donations may be given to the Jefferson Township Historical Society, Box 383, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

We will always remember Frank for all the work he did on the Jefferson Township Veterans Monument. Frank was a behind the scenes worker. Frank typed all the names of the veterans for engraving that are now on the Monument in granite. Frank loved history and he is the one that typed all the history information for engraving on pavers surrounding the Monument. Frank spent countless number of hours typing information for on the Monument. His dedication will be remembered for years to come.

We want to keep Frank’s spirit alive by remembering all the good he did for the Historical Society. On the book shelves in the White Church there are two four inch binders filled with photos of veterans whose names are on the Monument. Frank has taken each photo and improved it before placing the photo in the binder. These binders are available to be looked at in the White Church. He has left us with many memories to cherish forever.

Frank loved to work on his computer and did an outstanding job of making signs, designing a membership form, and adding borders to otherwise plain pages, etc. He was good at doing Excel spreadsheets and keeping an accurate record of the membership list. He did an excellent job as Treasurer.

Frank left footprints on all our hearts, and he will be greatly missed.


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Jefferson Township Historical Society 2019 Officers and Directors

Diane Huggins - Acting President & Vice President
Peggy Strain - Secretary
Diane Huggins - Treasurer
Dave Choman & Jean Baltich - Director
Debbie Vraninin - Historian

Jefferson Township Historical Society