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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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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: Janet L. Mancini
Date: 10/01/2008
Message: I am doing research on The Children's Home my twin brother John and I were placed in 1957. My birth mother placed us there and died within a few days. We were 4 years old. 11 months later we were adopted into a good home. I have many photos and archives from the home on 141 Oakland Avenue, Uniontown, PA. The first home opened on Highland Ave in 1916. The second in 1917. The 141 Oakland Ave Home closed in July 1958. Anyone interested please contact the Connellsville Historical society.


Name: jean custer
Date: 09/16/2008
Message: looking for cross's who lived in your town


Name: Brian L. Cypher
Date: 06/21/2008
Message: A first class endeavor, keep up the good work.


Name: JERRY ASSAD
Date: 06/19/2008
Message:  I SENT A MESSAGE ON THE SITE. SORRY


Name: Jim Robbins
Date: 06/05/2008
Message: I am researching the Robbins family that lived in Fayette county in the 19th/20th centuries. Visited Uniontown last year and plan to visit Connellsville in 2008


Name: joel abramson
Date: 05/06/2008
Message: Thank you for sharing Connelsville history. My Grandmother lived at 604- 8th Street. Many of the postcards she was sent were simply mailed to Sara Rubin, Connelsville with no address and naturally no zip card. I even did an oil painting of a scene that looked like Pittsburgh Street, that was given to the Cadison's of Punxatawny. 55joelsart@comcast.net


Name: Donna (McClain) Colucci
Date: 03/26/2008
Message: Hi, I was born in Connellsville in 1946. My grandmother owned and operated a general store on So. Pittsburgh St. in So. Connellsville for many years. Her name was Olive Lee, she was known to all the children in the neighborhood as Mrs. Lee. They came daily with their 5 or 10 cents to pick out penny candy from her window display case.

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