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Chestnut Ridge Historical Society

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

1698 State Route 711, P.O. Box 242, Stahlstown, PA 15687 - Office: 724-593-3102.
The Historical Society Center is open on Wednesdays from 11am to 3pm, and Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

Stop in at the Flax Scutching to see our Historical Display and join our Chestnut Ridge Historical Society!

Come over to the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival this weekend, the 18th and 19th! It's located at 1703 Route 711, Stahlstown, PA 15687.

Admission to the grounds is only $4 per person, children under 12 free. Parking is free. The admission fee includes all festival demonstrations, displays, events and concerts.


Monthly Meeting Details

Our Speaker for September 21, 2021 will be Bob Stutzman, of the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association! Mr. Stutzman penned a 2014 book about the Ligonier Valley Railroad and is a founder and former president of the Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association, which organizes a tour and operates a museum in the Ligonier Township village of Darlington, PA. This will be a very interesting meeting for everyone!

The Public is invited to attend our monthly meetings! 

Thank you
Louise Sprowls
Secretary, CRHS
724-593-3102

Regarding Future Speakers for Our Monthly Meetings, Chestnut Ridge Historical Society is always interested in hearing from a variety of speakers who have interesting subjects to talk about, such as historical subjects or events, specific subjects of interest, authors, witnesses to events, and personal adventures.

Click Here to see Past Speaker Information.


Upcoming Events!

September 30th Bus Trip

Sorry, SOLD OUT, but you can call to be put on a Waiting List, in case of Cancellations!

Our Second One-Day Bus Trip this year is on September 30th! We are going to "Sight and Sound Theatre" in Lancaster, PA to see "Esther"!

Click here to see a preview of "Esther".

$130.00 Per Passenger includes Show Ticket, Bus Fare, Dinner, and Gratuities for the dinner and bus driver!

Departure Information: Pick Up Times: 6:30am at Countryside Shopping Center and 7:00am at Acme United Methodist Church, 3016 State Route 31, Acme, PA. Please park in the back of the parking lot.

Mail to:
Tom Dix
3913 Route 31
Jones Mills, PA 15646

More information or questions, call
724-593-2497 or 724-423-3802


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