Jefferson Township Historical Society
Jefferson Township Historical Society HomeAbout Jefferson Township Historical SocietyJefferson Township Historical Society Veterans MemorialJefferson Township Historical Society White ChurchJefferson Township Historical Society Heritage HallContact 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.

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.

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

General Information



The March meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall.  If you are unsure where we are located, type into your GPS the address of 12 Fire Road, Burgettstown, PA 15021.

Come in your Green to our March meeting.  It is St. Patrick’s Day. Bring with you some history of St. Patrick’s Day.  Share with others why the day may be special to you.

At the March 17 meeting, we will be discussing the “History of the Automobile”.  It will be a meeting of audience participation.  What was your first car? Do you have a picture of your first car to bring and show us? We will sit around a table and pass out pictures of automobiles.  There will be pictures of a 1924 Model T Touring and a 1937 Buick owned by the late Ben Strain. The inspiration for this meeting came from our friend, Frank Muzopappa, who wrote the enclosed article “History of the Automobile”.  Enjoy reading his article and reminiscing over the old automobile that your Grandfather drove.

You do not have to be a member of the Historical Society to enjoy this discussion on Automobiles.  Hopefully you will have something to add to the discussion. Refreshments will be available and there is always social time after the meeting.

Mark your Calendars now for these Scheduled Fundraisers

Plant Sale – The Plant Sale will be May 25 and 26.  We need more plants this year.  You can help.  Start growing plants now to donate to be sold at the Plant Sale in May.

Yard Sale – The Yard Sale will be June 22 and 23.  Start cleaning out now to have your donations ready for the Sale.  We can sell everything but clothes, shoes and books.

Helping Wounded Police Officers and Correction Officers

“Covering the Blue” – Diane Huggins has organized a group of ladies that are willing to crochet Thin Blue Line Lap Covers for Wounded Police Officers and Correction Officers.  They have just sent out two covers to two Officers wounded in Idaho this week.  They have two more covers to go to wounded Officers in New York and two covers that will go to wounded Officers in Clinton, Missouri. The need is great to cover the wounded with lap blankets. Diane has learned of still another Officer down this week in Florida.  Because of the convenience of the internet, help is being given to Wounded Officers across the country.  What an opportunity you are being given to help!  If you can crochet, please join this group or help with donations.

What are the needs of this special group?  They need donations of Red Heart Super Saver Jumbo Yarn in Royal Blue and Black.  All the lap blankets will be the same.  Monetary donations are needed for mailing these covers to the Wounded Officers.  The Historical Society has agreed to receive the donations and put the donations under a designated account.   Checks can be made out to Jefferson Township Historical Society as follows:  JTHS and in the memo line – Covering the Blue. 

Next week retired Lt. Randy Sutton from Las Vegas is going to high light the group on his Facebook live show, cocktails with Randy.  If you are on Facebook, you can find the group under Covering the Blue and look up Randy Sutton.  He was the most highly decorated Officer on the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

This work is very important as so many officers have fallen.  The group wants them to know that they cover them with their love and support. If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated by the group but mostly by the Wounded Officers receiving the lap blankets.
Diane Baughman (Huggins) Facebook name Diane Baughman


Premier Designs Jewelry Fundraising Campaign – JTHS member Jamie Copenhaver-Cribbs, Independent Consultant for Premier Designs Jewelry, is offering her services and expertise by way of running a Premier Designs Jewelry Fundraising Campaign.  More details will follow in the newsletter once the dates for the campaign have been established. 


Dues are Due Our annual dues are $15.00 for a single person and $20.00 for a family.  You can pay your dues at a meeting or mail a check made payable to Jefferson Township Historical Society, Box 383, Burgettstown, PA 15021.


If you have any questions, please call our President Jean Baltich 1-304-748-6376.

Click Here to Download/Print a copy of this newsletter.

View Archives Here.

Click Here to Contact Us with Questions, sign up for our Newsletters or to find information about Make a Contribution.

News & Events

2018 CHRISTMAS in the VILLAGE Information coming soon!

Jefferson Township Historical Society 2017 Officers and Directors

Jean L. Baltich - President
Nancy Pienkosky - Vice President
Peggy Strain - Secretary
Frank Malardie - Treasurer
Dave Choman - Director
Dorothy Muzopappa - Director

Jefferson Township Historical Society