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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.

We'll be at the Annual Flax Scutching, September 16 & 17, 2023, at Monticue's Grove, Stahlstown, PA!

Stop by and see our Chestnut Ridge Historical Society Display at the Stahlstown Flax Scutching!



Monthly Meeting Details!

Join us for Our Tuesday September 19th Meeting at 7:00pm!

(Go to the left outside entrance of the Cook Township Community Center building, 1698 Route 711, Stahlstown, PA 15687)

Jim and Louise Sprowls will talk about a few of the things you will see when you visit the Compass Inn in Laughlintown.

Fall is a great time to see the results of the pumpkin carving contest and tour this 1799 stagecoach inn by candlelight while listening to Frightfully True Stories.

Celebrate another bountiful Harvest and the Yuletide to the sounds of a blacksmith at work.

They are and have been period-dressed guides for the Compass Inn, and they will be in-costume for this meeting!

In 1966, Ligonier Valley Historical Society accepted Compass Inn as a gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The Inn underwent extensive restoration and by 1972 opened as a museum and historic site for thousands of visitors each year. By 1980, the architectural firm Stotz, Hess and MacLachlan constructed a working cookhouse and blacksmith shop, as well as a barn, which houses an 1830s-style Concord Stagecoach and a restored Conestoga Wagon. Today, period-dressed docents guide visitors through the Inn, transporting them back in time to the 1830s when the Inn was at its busiest.

As always, the public is welcome to all of our Monthly Meetings!

*Everyone is welcome to become a Member of the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society! Please pick up an application form while visiting!

Note: 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.

September Bus Trip is filled...

In the meantime, we are taking names in case we have any cancellations.


One Day Bus Trip!

Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, PA

Thursday September 21, 2023

In the meantime, we are taking names in case we have any cancellations.

  Leave Ollie's end of parking lot in Mt. Pleasant at 6:30am
    Leave Acme Methodist Church  parking lot in Acme at 7:00am
    9:00   Stop at Sidling Hill Rest Area on PA Turnpike.
    12 Noon lunch at Bird in Hand Smorgasbord.
    2:15  Arrive at Sight and Sound Theater for Moses Show.
     Leave for home after show.
    Stop at Sidling Hill on way home for a short break.
    Then Home.


December 12th Bus Trip!

In the meantime, we are taking names in case we have any cancellations.

Join Us for

our Ohio Star Theater Bus Trip!

Sugarcreek, Ohio


Tuesday December 12, 2023

One Day Bus Trip!

$90.00 includes bus fare, show ticket, buffet dinner, and all taxes and gratuities, including our bus driver.


The Ohio Star Theater presents:

"Rhythm and Dance Christmas Special"


Rhythm of the Dance, which has brought audiences around the world to their feet for over 22 years, is returning to the Ohio Star Theater with a new Christmas production. Join us on this festive journey and let the magic of holidays begin with all of your favorite festive songs being performed live by world class musicians, star vocalists and world champion dancers.

7:30am - Bus leaves Mount Pleasant, pick up at Ollie's, 

8:00am - Bus Leaves  Acme Methodist Church

$90.00 includes bus fare, show ticket, buffet dinner, and all taxes and gratuities, including our bus driver.

Full Payment must be received no later than November 1, 2023

Make Check Payable to "CRHS" and send to:

CRHS, P.O. Box 242, Stahlstown, PA 15687

Call 724-423-3802 or 724-593-2497 for additional information.

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