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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.

Preserving History through Video Production
Program Saturday, October 21, 2023

The October meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society will be on Saturday, October 21, 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.

The program will be on how we can preserve history through video production. The Historical Society could benefit from a video of the Museum for insurance purposes, or members telling interesting stories of how things were in the past.

There is a new company in our area specializing in video production. The company is named FRAME and was founded by a local young fellow Austin Michael. His dynamic and diverse team at FRAME is a blend of highly skilled professionals, ranging from certified pilots to college graduates and talented high school students. Each team member brings their unique set of expertise, creativity, and passion for video production to the table. They share a passion for capturing compelling stories. They can create visually stunning videos that captivate and leave a lasting impact on viewers.

Austin Michael is not available to speak at our October meeting but two of his young team members Abby Mitchell and _________________ will be speaking. If you want to look up the company online ahead of our meeting, the web address is

Bring a friend and come to the meeting on October 21. We invite you to stay for refreshments following the meeting.

CHRISTMAS in the VILLAGE The Historical Society always needs help during Christmas in the Village, November 3, 4, & 5, 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. Diane will be sitting at a table in the White Church all three days of Christmas in the Village.

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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

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