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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!


“Making History by Preserving History – since 1990”

“Making History by Preserving History” has been what our Historian Debbie Vraninin has been doing since we have not been able to have in-person meetings due to the pandemic. Enclosed you will find a list of 67 albums, many with pictures, that have been put together to preserve our local history. These albums are in the White Church. Dave Choman 724 947 2116 has agreed to open the White Church by appointment should you want to look at any of these albums. Do you have family history that you would like to add to our collection?

Museum We have a member who is offering to donate several military uniforms that will be placed in our museum. Do you have anything that you would like to donate to our museum. You are welcomed to make an appointment for viewing our museum by calling Dave Choman.

Covering the Blue Covering the Blue has continued to be very active during this time that we could not have meetings by crocheting lap blankets for wounded officers. As of this time, they have sent out 1,244 lap blankets for wounded officers throughout the entire country.

Time to Renew It is time to renew your annual membership with the Jefferson Township Historical Society. Annual dues are $15 for an individual membership and $20 for a family. As a member of the Historical Society, you will receive a monthly newsletter announcing upcoming meetings and programs as well as fundraising projects. There are plans for a Memorial Day service and a 911 service at our memorial site. Please complete the Membership Renewal Form at the bottom of the letter.

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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