Due to the ongoing risk of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent decisions by state and federal authorities, the Gibson House Museum and Archive will be temporary closed.
If you have any questions regarding the collection or Connellsville's history please email us at: CAHSarchive@gmail.com
Stay safe and wash your hands!
& the 50th Anniversary of the Connellsville Area Historical Society
This historic year of 2020 will result in a change to the Connellsville Historical Society's Annual Braddock's Crossing of the Yough Event. This, also, is the 50th Birthday of the Connellsville Historical Society. The two events are going to be combined in this year's celebration to be held on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Crawford Cabin site. The event will begin at 11:00 am with an Opening Ceremony. There will be re-enactors available to interact with and gain knowledge of life here when this was the frontier region of our country. We will also celebrate 50 years of preserving Connellsville history.
Reserve a box lunch and join the Connellsville Area Historical Society to help celebrate two main events in our history. This year marks the 50th Birthday of the Connellsville Historical Society and our 17th Annual Braddock's Crossing of the Yough. On Saturday, June 27, 2020, cone to the Col. Crawford Cabin site for the 11:00 am Opening Ceremony. Re-enactors will be present to talk with you and educate you about frontier living.
Between Noon and 2:00 pm, a box lunch will be available which will include a sandwich, pasta salad, chips and fruit. The Society will have Happy Birthday Cupcakes. You must reserve a box lunch by Wednesday, June 24, 2020, by calling 724-628-5344. The donation for lunch will be $5.00. The refreshment stand will not be open this year, to serve food. We will have cold drinks and chips. So enjoy lunch by the beautiful Yough, but you must reserve your lunch.
Karen Hechler, President
Connellsville Historical Society
HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS
The Society has a nice collection of Connellsville High School yearbooks archived at the Gibson House for review or research. But we do not have any yearbooks of Immaculate Conception High School or Geibel Catholic High School. If you have either school yearbook and would be willing to donate it to the Society, we will catalogue it and add it to our collection. Please call 724-628-5344 for more information.