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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

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SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM

The Jefferson Township Historical Society invites you to a Memorial Service on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 2:00 pm when Frank Malardie will be remembered. Frank passed away unexpectedly on December 11, 2021 at the age of 76 of Covid. The Memorial Service will be held in the White Church building located in Eldersville on Fire Road across from the fire hall. GPS address is 11 Fire Road.

Frank Malardie was born on June 17, 1945 in Slovan, a son of the late Bogdan Adam and Katherine Loncaric Malardie. Frank had a sister, Marie Elaine Malardie Bigger, who passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2017. Frank and other members of his family are buried at the Robinson Township UP Church Cemetery.

Frank Malardie graduated from Union High School in Burgettstown. Frank moved to East Brunswick, New Jersey where he taught gym in the high school for 40 years before moving back to this area. When he came back, he became an active member of the Jefferson Township Historical Society and was its Treasurer for many years.

Pastor Gary Lilly of Restoration Church is conducting this Memorial Service as we all gather together to talk about the cherished memories we have of Frank. This is the time to fondly remember Frank with stories. The Historical Society will always remember Frank for all that he did for them. He worked tirelessly doing behind the scenes preparation work on the Monument. He put together albums of information of veterans’ names that are on the Monument. Frank did work without being asked. He had excellent computer skills. He was a generous person to so many. We miss him and fondly remember him. What is the story you have about Frank? We want to hear from you.

There will be social time and refreshments following the service.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE Join us for a Memorial Day Service at the Monument in Eldersville. Plan to be there between 8:30 and 8:45 for arrival of the Honor Guard at 9:00. Refreshments will follow in the White Church.

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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