A friendly resource of information
encompassing parts of Westmoreland,
Fayette, and Somerset Counties in
Southwestern Pennsylvania

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society Inc. 1698 State Route 711, P.O. Box 242
Stahlstown, PA 15687
- Office: 724-593-3102


Join us at Our Monthly Meeting on the third Tuesday of each month, at 7pm!

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June 18, 2019
Meeting Details!

Our speaker will be Jerry Eyth,
a blacksmith from Jones Mills,
who will be demonstrating
his vocation.

  (Weather permitting)
Excerpt from Tribune Review Article:
"Temperatures in the coal-fired forge at
his Donegal Township home can exceed
1,600 degrees when he’s hammering
railroad spikes into knives or a piece of
steel into a leaf-shaped candy dish."

As always, attendance is free and the public is invited!

Please Note: The Historical Society Center is
open on Wednesdays from 11am to 3pm,
and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

May 21, 2019 Past Meeting Details:
Chestnut Ridge Historical Society hosted Sharon Hribal as their speaker at the monthly meeting on Tues. evening.  Ms. Hribal is retired from the Mount Pleasant Area School District where she spent many years as a French teacher. Since retiring she has become active as a member of the "Sweet Adelines" and a dedicated glass collector, especially from the local glass factories,  Her grandfather, and  father had worked for Bryce Glass and so the interest came naturally.
She shared many different patterns and explained the difference of "pressed glass" made in a mold  by Smith Glass and "crystal and cut glass" made by blowing by  Bryce Glass.  She gave the history of the glass factories located within a few miles of each other in Mount Pleasant.  What caused the factories to close may have been due to the safety of the workers, since a high percentage of lead is needed to produce the quality glassware.  Following her presentation, she answered several questions from the audience.




Join us for our CRHS Fundraiser
on June 14th at Brady's Restaurant




We ALL had Fun on our Trip to Branson!

 



...Anyone, Anyone...?
Does anyone have a FIRST EDITION
Chestnut Ridge Historical Society THROW
from many years ago?
The First Edition THROW portrayed
Brown's Store, Plank Road School,
County Line Church, Sparks Supply, etc.
Seeking Original Throw issued for sale by CRHS

CRHS is requesting that anyone who has
the FIRST EDITION of the CRHS THROW,
to please contact us. If those Original Version
CRHS Throws (now second-hand) would be
available to CRHS, it would be appreciated.
CRHS has had several requests
for second-hand throws.
Seeking Original Throw issued for sale by CRHS


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IMPORTANT

ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW HOURS OF OPERATION
Open Saturday: 10am to 2pm
and
Wednesday: 11:00am to 3:00pm


CRHS Cook Book
Only $10.00!

Our CRHS Cook Book
is now available
for only $10.00!


It is plum full of great recipes
from our members.
Pick up your copy at the center
on Wednesdays or Saturdays
at a cost of only $10.

These CookBooks make great gifts too.
Great Gift!
Give this Great Cookbook!

Thank all of you for your great response
regarding this great CRHS project!


CRHS Throw with
Historical Throw Companion Booklet

(Reg. $27.50) NOW Only $25.00
(Limited choice of colors)

Click to see enlarged image!

CRHS Throw with Historical Throw Companion Booklet: Softcover 31 page booklet containing
a brief history of the illustrations depicted
on the throw.


This beautiful heirloom throw was designed and commissioned by the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society. Woven with pride in the United States by Mill Creek Design from We Love Country Inc., the two-layered, 100 percent cotton Jacquard is color-fast and preshrunk. Measuring approximately 50 inches by 70 inches, the throw is fringed on all four sides and is machine washable.

The 14 illustrations provide but a brief glimpse of the historical richness of the area that we of the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society are dedicated to preserve.



Many Thanks to Our CRHS Business Members
who support our Chestnut Ridge Historical Society!

We appreciate your memberships and your offered resources.

Brady's Restaurant

Champion Lumber Company Inc.

Charles Z. Keslar Agency Inc.

Connie Dennison, Tax Preparer

David W. Sadler  Erie Insurance Agency

Donegal Auto Body

Donegal Dairy Queen

Fay-West Copier Service

Foggy Mountain Lodge & Restaurant

Gearhart Electrical Contractors

Harbor Inn Restaurant

Highlands Heating Inc.

Hoffer's Ligonier Valley Packing

Laurel Highland Total Communciation Inc.

Laurel Valley Hardware Inc.

Loyalhanna Veterinary Clinic Inc.

Main Street Wine Bar

Old General Store

S&S Communications Service Inc.

Sarnelli's Corner Market

Shari Bukovac Bookeeping

Somerset Trust Bank

Springer's Cove  (Tall Cedars) 

The Country Pie Shoppe

Whispering Pines Antiques

 


Of the 67 Counties of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
we maintain historical data for
part of the Southwestern Region



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Our CRHS Newsletter,
"Down Memory Lane", is now available!
Newsletters are available at the Office, or if you
become a Member, then a Newsletter is mailed!

Our Mission
The Chestnut Ridge Historical Society is dedicated to
collecting and preserving the oral and written history and
artifacts of a portion of the Laurel Mountains that is
known as the Chestnut Ridge!

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