Photos of Old Murrysville by Annmarie
President: Carl Patty
VP: Ros Miller
Secretary: Jackie Stempfer
Treasurer: Alice Artman
Reminder: 2018 dues remain at $15 per household.
Please send to MHPS c/o 4100 Sardis Road, Murrysville, PA 15668.
Mark your 2018 calendar now! Calling all
Sutlers, Settlers, Militia, Native Americans, Docents, Musicians wishing to participate in 1750 - 1820 c. GATEWAYS TO WESTMORELAND - INDIAN TRAILS TO TURNPIKE
Date: Saturday, September 15th - 11:00 - 5:00.
Bob Learzof - MHPS 2018 event committee coordinator
Several Native American paths once met in the Westmoreland locale now known as Murrysville. Branches of the well planned Kittanning, Frankstown, Sewickley, Shamokin and Puckety paths traversed and intersected the area. Three words describe Indian path making...dry, level and direct because they often followed river ridges above the flood plain. Often first troddened by animals, paths were first well used by moccasined men and women then later by traders, missionaries, soldiers and settlers, pack horses and Conestoga wagons following the westward retreating Indians. Become a time traveler and meet Native Americans, musicians, tradesmen, soldiers, sutlers, schoolmarm, seamstress, spinners on the paths at the Sampson/Clark log Toll House. Bring your pennies to pay Nathaniel, the tollkeeper, as you pass thru the pike. Stop and have a chat with homesteader, Nancy Clark, as she prepares tasty treats for guestswho may be traveling along the Northern Pike. For this and more, come and explore!
Sampson/Clark Toll House - Free Admission - Free Parking at Triangle Lane - Rt. 22 between Cozy Inn cutoff and Rick’s Sports Bar.
Please contact Jackie at: 724--327-6942 or Carol at: 724-327-4913.
The mission of the Murrysville Historical Preservation Society is to educate residents through the discovery, collection and documentation of historical data, as well as support the preservation and refurbishing of historical structures, monuments and landmarks in the Murrysville area.
Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Murrysville Community Center, 3091 Carson Avenue (two blocks from Route 22 - William Penn Highway). Access to the meetings is by the back door.
Special presentations by scheduled speakers are open to the public. All are welcome!
View MHPS updates/meeting changes/scheduled speakers/events in Penn-Franklin News and/or the Murrysville Star.
Find us on Facebook at: Murrysville Historical Preservation Society
When a community appreciates where it has been...it has better vision in terms of where it is going! In 1820, Jeremiah Murray planned and developed the sustainable community of Murrysville in three livable sectors...urban, suburban and rural. Going forward in 2017, we all need to remember our roots. I urge you to support your local history today and for future generations! Remember, Saturday, September 15, 2018...historical event day in Murrysville, County Westmoreland, Pennsylvania!