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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

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

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.

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 meetings have been cancelled until further notice. Christmas in the Village is the Historical Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year, look for information soon!
Read more about upcoming events and fundraisers... Read More

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 , 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....

Heritage Hall Update
Heritage Hall, Jefferson Township, was built in 1876 and purchased by the Historical Society in 1990. Over the past thirty years the Society has used the building for monthly meetings, to serve food during Christmas in the Village on the first floor and to house its Museum on the second floor. In 2012 Heritage Hall was awarded historic designation by the Washington County History & Landmarks. In 2014 there was a visual inspection of Heritage Hall by MR Structures, LLC with the recommendation of repairs needed that the Society could not afford. Heritage Hall is now down.



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.

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