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!

CRHS News!
...to keep you up to date!

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Attention Members!

Attend our May 19th Meeting
(click here for meeting details)

Hear John Haigh Sr., Chief Steward on
the Presidential Plane, "Air Force One",
speak about Presidents Bush, Ronald
Reagan and Jimmy Carter, and the
writing of his Book of experiences,
“Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege,
and Pleasure to Serve.”
Also, Mr. Haight will have Books for
signing and selling at our meeting.

Click Here for an excellent newspaper article

CRHS will be celebrating our
20th Anniversary and have chosen
August 22nd to have an Open House
at the CRHS Center!

More Details to follow - Please stay tuned!

New Members are always welcome! 
Sign up today so you don’t miss out on what is happening next at CRHS.

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

On MAY 5th go to http://www.westmorelandgives.org
Click on Donate Now -
(you will only see these words "Donate Now" on the day to donate)
See Instructions below!


Annual "Day of Giving"

Tuesday - May, 5, 2015

Please note – you are only able to donate one day
May 5th – from 6:00am to 12:00am (midnight).

Enter your name, email and phone number.  (you must have a valid email address to receive a tax receipt)

Select our nonprofit group (CRHS) by viewing all nonprofits or narrow search to Westmoreland by selecting the list from the drop down menu.  You can begin typing in the first few letters of the nonprofit’s name to jump to that section of the list. Enter amount you wish to give.  When ready to complete transaction,
click “Go To Checkout” and you will be taken to the secure credit card screen.

Mastercard and Visa are accepted, you will receive confirmation of your donation and a tax receipt via email. Please notify your credit card issuer if you plan to make a large donation as they may hold your transaction as per your fraud protection services.  The minimum gift per organization is $25.00.

Enter credit card information and click “submit”.  You receive confirmation that your donation has been received and an email will be sent to you for tax purposes.  Don’t forget to share your donation via social media

and encourage others to give as well. 

Click on this link to go to the official web site: http://pittsburghgives.org

We Plant Memorial Day Flowers
at Cemeteries

Click Here for Order Form

Once again we are offering to plant Memorial Day
flowers for you on the graves of your loved ones. 

  • Single headstone (one name) $25 or

  • Double Headstone (two names) $30

  Orders must be received by May 15, 2015. 

Order forms are also available at the center.

Questions:  Call Chris Kantorik 724-593-2046 (evenings) or email at chrispinehill@yahoo.com

A Great Easter Gift or Mother's Day Gift is right here!

CRHS 2014 Cook Book
Only $10.00!

Our CRHS 2014 CookBook
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.


Good News! CRHS is planning another Amish Bus Trip on October 29th!

Chestnut Ridge Historical Society
Bus Trip on June 23rd!

$90.00 per person

Day Trip to Holmes County, Ohio

Call for Reservations by June 5th

724-593-2497 - Tom Dix, or
724-423-3802 - Gerry Marks

Join Us for Another Great Bus Trip!

Leave: Mt. Pleasant County Market at 5:45am
Leave: Donegal Community Center at 6:00am

  • Breakfast at Washington, PA
    (on your own)

  • Dover, Ohio: Warther Museum of Carvings

  • Lunch at Walnut Creek Cheese House
    (on your own)

  • Sugarcreek, Ohio: Alpine Hill Museum
    See the World's Largest Cuckoo Clock

  • 3pm: Comedy Play "Farmed & Dangerous"

  • 5pm: Dinner at Der Dutchman of Walnut Creek, Ohio

  • 6:30pm: Leave for home

  • Stop at Pennsylvania Rest Area

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

Foggy Mountain Lodge & Restaurant

Gearhart Electrical Contractors

Harbor Inn Restaurant

Highlands Heating Inc.

Jerry Temple Tire & Auto Services

King & Guiddy Law Office

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

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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