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TO BE ANNOUNCED
COL. CRAWFORD STATUE
 PAVILLION RENTAL 

The William Balsley Pavilion was completed in June of 2011.  The previous pavilion (picture to the right) was destroyed by the severe snow storm of February, 2010.  The construction of the pavilion was made possible by grants from the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau Hotel Tax and the Community Foundation of Fayette County.  The pavilion was built by contractor Keith Miller of Connellsville.  We use our pavilion for Society and civic programs; most notably for the yearly Braddock's Crossing festival.  But we also make the pavilion available for rental on a daily basis.  The rental fee is $100.00 per day (for members the rental fee is $75.00).  This gives you access to the pavilion with six (6) picnic tables and the Springhouse (pictured below) for restroom facilities and the refrigerator.  Rental time runs from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.  An application can be obtained by calling the office at 724-628-5344 or by clicking on the link below to download an application to your printer.
 

BALSLEY PAVILION RENTAL AGREEMENT

Click on the link above to open a new window and print the agreement and return it with the rental fee.

Before and After

The Springhouse (Included in Rental of the Pavillion)
The Springhouse (Included in Rental of the Pavillion)
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1st CITY IN FAYETTE COUNTY, PA

CONNELLSVILLE AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
217 West Patterson Avenue
Connellsville, PA 15425


Phone: (724) 628-5344 (K. Hechler)

Phone: ‭(724) 603-3691‬ (S. Lewis)


Email: CHS@connellsvillehistoricalsociety.com

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THE History Of Connellsville Streetcars

Historical Society Member Ed Demuth will host a history of Connellsville street cars. 
at the Connellsville Canteen Monday April 29th from 5:30pm-7pm
Reservations are $10 per person
RSVP 724-603-2093
Only 50 Spots Available!


The Unexpected Life of Sareh B. Cochran      SOLD OUT

Friday June 28th @5:30pm-9:00pm

Our Most recent addition to the Crossing weekend is a Dinner-Lecture calling attention to a local historical event or person held Friday evening before the week-end event at Crawford’s Cabin site.

This event will require a reservation.
Amount is $35/ per person
DINNER is Included

This year, 2024, will be the third Dinner-Lecture bringing an acknowledged historian to Connellsville as the kick-off event of the annual Braddock’s Crossing week-end.
This year the speaker will be Kimberly Hess, author of A LESSER MORTAL:
THE UNEXPECTED LIFE OF SARAH B. COCHRAN.
Ms. Hess (Author) will share stories of this amazing woman, Sarah B. Cochran, and her great influence on local history


THE 21ST ANNUAL BRADDOCKS CROSSING

June 29th-30th, 2024

(MORE DETAILS TO COME)

●The actual Crossing of the Yough will be held each day @ 1pm (Depending on the condition of the Youghiogheny.)

●(If the river is too high, swift and muddy, we will not attempt to cross.)

●We Will Have A Crossing (Weather Permitting) (More Details To Come)

Saturday June 29th:
OPENING CEREMONY: 11AM

Sunday June 30th
OPENING: 12PM

●Our Guests This Year:
-Tri Town Historical Society
-Redstone Rangers
-Valerie Skinner

-Shawn Baird (Rifleman)
-Julie Rossington
-The Homestead Bath House
-Stone Forge & Tissage
-Dunbar Historical Society

●Refreshments are available on site both days. The Historical Society has historical items for sale. Come to the River Crossing and support the Connellsville Area Historical Society.


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Name: Ladislav Cekovsky
Date: 01/18/2013
Message: Hi, I'm looking for information about the Cekovsky family. My ancestors Matthew Cekovsky and his brother John lived in Connellsville. I have some pretty old photos of Connellsville they sent in those days. If somebody have any info contact me, please. I can send the photos or provide details to compare. mail to: ladislav.cekovsky@gmail.com


Name: Craig Gibson
Date: 12/12/2012
Message: Has someone search the local area records of who has owned the Gibson house? Might be interesting. I think Nathaniel Gibson was one of the first owners, but being from Phoenix I don't think the records are online...


Name: Louise Bungard Forsberg
Date: 10/25/2012
Message: I am looking for info on my ancestors the Bungard Family of Connellsville, Fayette County, PA Forsberg9@aol.com


Name: Jim Gibson
Date: 10/12/2012
Message:  well, my brother Craig, is looking for info, regarding genealogy.


Name: Diane (moore) Kerr
Date: 06/07/2012
Message: Very nice website. thabjyou for your work and time.


Name: Susan Taubert
Date: 04/02/2012
Message: I was raised in the Gibson Terrace from 1950 to 1968 by my grand parents Ernest and Susan Bower any one remembering them please contact me at my home email stormytaubert@aol.com thanks Susan Mettert Taubert


Name: Robert Lindsay
Date: 03/07/2012
Message: I believe David Lindsay was the original owner of the property Connellsville now occupies! Would anyone there wish to discuss this information?


Name: Thomas Keefer
Date: 01/06/2012
Message: Nice website. My father John Keefer is buried in Connellsville.


Name: Marlene J. Ford
Date: 10/05/2011
Message: Helen Ford McCarthy died in 1923. She was buried in Hill Grove Cemetery. How can I find the exact date of her death? Headstone only has year on it.


Name: Patricia Dixon Filoni
Date: 06/17/2011
Message:  Nice site. Now know more. Will attend Crossing event on Sat. Did'nt know about the park.

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