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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.

Centenarian Honor Roll Project is completed!

This photo of 16 local residents who reached at least 100 Years Old, is located on a Wooden Plaque

on the wall at the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society Center! (click on Image to open and print)

Past Speakers and Events

September 30th Bus Trip was sold out early, so be sure to register early when we announce our next Bus Trip.

Our Bus Trip Plans are "on-hold" for the time-being. Watch our website for future plans.

Our Second One-Day Bus Trip this year was on September 30th!

It was a great trip to see "Esther" at the "Sight and Sound Theatre" in Lancaster, PA!

Click here to see a preview of "Esther".

September 18th and 19th

Here is our Historical Display at the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival! It was a great time to visit with our community!

September 21, 2021

Our Speaker was 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.

Bob Stutzman

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.


Past Speakers and Events


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