MHPS needs your help to identify old Murrysville area pictures during our "Mystery Weekend"
Photos of individuals and groups of people will be displayed. Our hope is for residents of the area who have lived here or had family ties in Murrysville may identify a relative, former neighbor, friend or even themself in the many pictures.
Everyone is invited to stop and look over the photo collection that has been passed to the MHPS over the years.
When: Saturday, November 2nd from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, November 3rd from 1 pm - 5 pm.
For more information, call Jackie: 724-327-6942
Location: Community Building on Carson Street
The MHPS is honored to have Annmarie, 8th grade student from Franklin Regional, choose our organization to work on/complete her Girl Scout Silver Award. Annmarie has been busy working with Chuck Hall and Mary Martha Hicks collecting historical pictures of Murrysville. Annmarie will organize and categorize the photos then load them onto our website. Look for her Siver Award picture documentations in near future. Annmarie is also planning to participate in the activities of Historical Festival 2013 at the Covered Wagon. Annmarie is another example of the "future" generation eager to learn more about her heritage. Welcome to Annmarie and "Thank You" for taking a step to preserve our history!
The mission of the Murrysville Historical Preservation Society is to educate residents through the discovery, collection and documentation of historical data, as well as support the preservation and refurbishing of historical structures, monuments and landmarks in the Murrysville area.
Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month, from
7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Murrysville Community Center, 3091 Carson Avenue (two blocks from Route 22 - William Penn Highway). Access to the meetings is by the back door.
Special presentations by scheduled speakers are open to the public. All are welcome!
View MHPS updates/meeting changes/scheduled speakers/events in Penn-Franklin News and/or the Murrysville Star.
Find us on Facebook at: Murrysville Historical Preservation Society
(You do not need a FB account to view on our page.)
Contacts: firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-327-6942
MHPS Honorary Life Member Ben Sampson extends the use of two renovated structures...the Sampson/Clarke Tollhouse, c. 1773 and the most recently completed Viola House, c. 1888, for the third heritage festival on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Mark you calendar and join Murrysville and Export on the festival grounds of Sampson/Clarke Toll House and Viola House on West Pike Street.
The covered wagon from Salem Antiquities in Delmont is being transported along the Northern Turnpike to the Toll House. The wagon represents all who traveled westward filled with hope and perseverance. Another photo op in addition to Ben Sampson's lovely gardens located on the grounds and the Export coal mine display. Bring your cameras!
Marie-Grace, 1853 Historical American Girl Doll has arrived! She has carmel colored hair, blue eyes, wears a pink taffeta dress, comes with book, accessories and is ready to go home with a lucky person!
Tickets are $5.00 each and are available for pre-sale and at festival "Welcome" table. Call: 724-327-4913 or 724-327-6942. Drawing at Festival. Winner need not be present to claim doll.
Other participants include but not limited to: Export want-to-be coal miners; Butch Laney - edible plants, historian; Ron Hobbs -Indian reenactor; Jerry Hoover- maple syrup; Bill Glessner -reenactor, PA Longrifle; Gearhard Bicentennial Farm; Nikki Bosley - Stroyteller; Doug, Cindy, Dan and Mat Plance - Lead bullet making, soap, corn grinding: Rivertowe Brewerey - Root Beer: Applewood Cookery- Tavern foods; Scott Kelsy - hot dogs; St. Mary's/St. John's de la Salle and Friends - homemade baked goods; Lane Neff - General Store; Fred Threfall - historian; Alice Artman - weaver; Sandy Knepper -wool carding/spinning; Gayle Werz - Crochet; Ron Hedden - guitarist; Angelina Pampena - vocalist; Leonard Benson - reenactor, roasted potatoes; and BS Troop 208,205. Is this it? No!! There is more! Come and experience this and the more!
Grounds open for Participants only 8:00 a.m. Parking on West Pike Street.
Festival Opening/Ceremony/MHPS Welcome Booth/General Store and activities at 11:00 a.m. Festival Parking ONLY at Triangle Lane Complex - RT 22 between Cozy Inn and Rick's. Short walk to festival grounds. Shuttle for handicap only.