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Purpose

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.

“STRANGE CRYPTIDS of PENNSYLVANIA”

Saturday, July 20, 2024 at 1:00 pm

You are invited to attend a meeting of the Jefferson Township Historical Society on Saturday, July 20, 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.  The Historical Society’s website is www.jeffersontwphs.com.

The program for our July meeting on the 20th will be presented by BRIAN SEECH, a researcher and investigator of the unexplained and founder of two research groups, Center for Unexplained Events (CUE) and Center for Cryptozoological Studies (CCS).

Brian has appeared on Monsters & Mysteries in America on Destination America, a national cable channel.  He was featured on the independent film; “Mountain Devil, the Search for Frank Peterson”, was an extra in “The Mothman Prophecies” movie filmed in Pittsburgh and has also appeared on various internet radio shows.

Brian co-wrote articles for the Creature Chronicles column in the Hancock County Courier in WV from August – November 2013.

Brian also was a co-instructor for the first ever cryptozoology class at Eastern Gateway College in Steubenville, OH.

If you have had an encounter or sighting in PA, OH, or WV, please contact Brian at centerforcryptostudies@gmail.com.

Invite your friends, neighbors and family to come to the meeting on July 20th at 1:00. You do not have to be a member to attend any of our meetings. There will be a social time and refreshments following the meeting.

Thank you to all that came to honor Dorothy Muzopappa in June.

COVERING the BLUE  Diane Huggins and her committee have continued to crochet lap blankets for wounded police officers. The website is www.coveringtheblue.com.  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 dhuggins2@verizon.net.

We are looking for ideas for future programs. We welcome your ideas.

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TRIBUTE to FRANK MALARDIE
JANUARY 2022 NEWSLETTER

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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