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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April 16, 2019
Meeting Details!

Dr. Thomas Soltis has been employed by Westmoreland County Community College since 1990. He teaches courses in Sociology and Anthropology. He won the Westmoreland County Community College “Outstanding Teacher Award” in 2001 and again in 2016. He has served on numerous governance committees at the College.

Through Westmoreland County Community College, and in cooperation with Community Partners Excela Health, the Westmoreland County Historical Society, and the Westmoreland County Federated Library System, Dr. Soltis has designed yearlong series of events commemorating the impact of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Westmoreland County and surrounding areas. Over the past year, Tom has presented this topic to numerous schools, social clubs, community groups, libraries, historical societies, and civic groups.

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

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

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

New Bus Trip!

A Great 3 Day/2 Night
Bus Trip to "Noah's Ark" in Hebron, Kentucky!

April 23rd to 25th, 2019

  • 1st Day: On the way, stop at the "National Underground Railroad Museum" and then to Cincinnati Marriot - Welcome, then Dinner.

  • 2nd Day: After Breakfast, go to "Noah's Ark, 9am to 2pm. Lunch at Ark and then later, a 2 hour dinner cruise with entertainment

  • 3rd Day: After Breakfast, leave for home, but on the way, for all of our Shopaholics, stop at "Jungle Jim's International Exchange"

Departure Times:
Earlier Times to allow for luggage handling!

6:15am at Peebles Parking Area
7:00am at Acme United Methodist Church
3016 State Route 31, Acme, PA
Please park in the back of the parking lot.

Included in the Cost:
Round-Trip Transportation, Hotel, luggage handling, 2 dinners, 2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, cruise, admission to Underground Railroad Museum and Noah's Ark, All Taxes, Gratuities,
and Bus Driver Gratuity.
Double-Occupancy is $595.00 Per Person.

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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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
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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Click Here for a Membership Application to print, fill out, and send in with your membership dues.
Our Application is an "All-in-One Form" with instructions for Individuals, Couples or Businesses



Open Saturday: 10am to 2pm
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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