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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.


Preserving History through Video Production
Program Saturday, October 21, 2023

The October meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society will be on Saturday, October 21, 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.

The program will be on how we can preserve history through video production. The Historical Society could benefit from a video of the Museum for insurance purposes, or members telling interesting stories of how things were in the past.

There is a new company in our area specializing in video production. The company is named FRAME and was founded by a local young fellow Austin Michael. His dynamic and diverse team at FRAME is a blend of highly skilled professionals, ranging from certified pilots to college graduates and talented high school students. Each team member brings their unique set of expertise, creativity, and passion for video production to the table. They share a passion for capturing compelling stories. They can create visually stunning videos that captivate and leave a lasting impact on viewers.

Austin Michael is not available to speak at our October meeting but two of his young team members Abby Mitchell and _________________ will be speaking. If you want to look up the company online ahead of our meeting, the web address is

Bring a friend and come to the meeting on October 21. We invite you to stay for refreshments following the meeting.

CHRISTMAS in the VILLAGE The Historical Society always needs help during Christmas in the Village, November 3, 4, & 5, 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. Diane will be sitting at a table in the White Church all three days of Christmas in the Village.

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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