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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.


SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm

You are invited to attend a meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 1:00 pm.  The meeting will be 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,

You can go on the Historical Society’s website if you forget the date or time of the meeting. The address is  If you would like your newsletter emailed to you, please contact Secretary Peggy Strain at

JOURNEY of Eldersville BIRCH CREEK FARMERY  At the 1:00 meeting on May 18th, TEDDI (Maslowski) LOMBARDI will be sharing Birch Creek Farmery’s journey from dairy farm to sustainable meat production. Topics will briefly cover what type of animals they raise for meat, challenges in farming on rolling hills, and their sustainability initiatives. Teddi will discuss what her vision is for their family farm (and other family farms in our area), how we can come together as a community to keep local agriculture thriving, and why it takes a “village” to turn the tide in how food is being produced.

Birch Creek Farmery will soon be opening a farm store on their property by summer, and everyone who attends the talk will receive a coupon code to use at the market. They will have their heritage beef and pork snack sticks and jerky for sale after the talk, or you can swing by their markets on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon at 451 State Line Road. All questions are welcome during or after the talk.

Teddi Maslowski Lombardi and her husband Chris and their son Remington live on the land that was once Maslowski’s ancestors dairy farm and is today Birch Creek Farmery. Teddi’s parents are Ted and Anita Maslowski. Come to the meeting and learn more about the changes on this Eldersville farm now known as Birch Creek Farmery.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE There will be a new look at the Monument for the Annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27, 2024 at 8:45 am.  Planters with flowers will be surrounding the Monument. The Honor Guard plans to arrive at 9:00 so please plan to be there at 8:45 am.  There will be a program at the Monument after the Honor Guard leaves for their next Memorial Service. There will be refreshments at the White Church after the program.

MUSEUM The Museum can be opened upon request following the meeting or Memorial Day Service.

THANK YOU to Paul Dellenbaugh and Becca Prebeg for the excellent job they did in presenting the Civil War program last month.  This was a father and daughter teamwork.  Do we have anyone else willing to do a program?  Do we have any suggestions for a program?

COVERING the BLUE  Diane Huggins and her committee have continued to crochet lap blankets for wounded police officers. The website is  Diane is Diane Baughman on the website. If you have questions about Covering the Blue or the Historical Society, please call Diane at 724 947 9782 or email

SINCERE CONDOLENCES The Historical Society extends its sincere condolences to its Historian, Debbie Vraninin whose brother, Dennis Sella, suddenly passed away on April 10 and her nephew, Scott Jackson, passed away the next day on April 11.

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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 2024 Officers and Directors

Diane Huggins - President
Becca Prebeg - Vice President
Peggy Strain - Secretary
Dave Choman & Ken Boswell - Director
Debbie Vraninin - Historian

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