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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.

Past Meeting Speakers

June 15, 2021

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society welcomed Ed Kelemen as speaker for the meeting on Tuesday June 15, 2021. Mr. Kelemen is an author, playwright, and columnist who has been involved in over 300 paranormal investigations. One result is his five book series, the Haunted Pennsylvania Collection.

Ed Kelemen

May 18, 2021

Our speaker was Mr. Duaine Fuoss of Mount Pleasant, PA, who has found many Native American artifacts in Southwestern Pennsylvania!

At the age of 6, Duaine Fuoss found what was later determined to be a side-notched spear point used by Native Americans living in this area roughly 3,000 years ago. In the mid-1960s, a teen-aged Fuoss had conducted enough research to begin uncovering area sites where tribes, including the Iroquois, Shawnee and Monongahela, periodically dwelled and hunted. Called “Meadow Walker” by the Lakota Sioux, he has to date located more than 50 Native American sites from Kecksburg in Westmoreland County, to Broadford in Fayette County.


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