MURRYSVILLE HISTORICAL PRESERVATION SOCIETY

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

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Clark School

The Clark School

The original school was built prior to 1836.  In 1929, the family who’d purchased the property discovered the school’s original foundation.  By that time, it had been rebuilt and relocated twice, first to the northwest corner of Kistler Road and West Pike Street — the former McCall family farm — and then back near the toll house.

In 2020, the school was rebuilt again.  The society uses the toll house property for its annual Heritage Festival and other programs throughout the year, of which will include an actual colonial school lesson experience as well as colonial family living.

Due to current conditions, no date is specific, but a fall grand opening is being planned.  Please watch the papers and our website for details.

Due to COVID-19, MHPS had a private school opening for Murrysville officials of the colonial school house.

Keep checking our website for upcoming public open house tours.

- Cancelled -

Annual Historical Event

The Schoolhouse Opening and Festival

When: Saturday, September 17, 2020

Time: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Where: Sampson/Clark Toll House

Admission: Free

Watch the newspapers and check our website for more details.

 

Historical event is c. 1750’s - 1850’s. Period appropriate artisans - settlers - sutlers - demonstrators - militia - musicians - turnpike travelers - farmers.

Purveyors of tasty foods to have own generator if needed.  Participants to please bring own setups.

Contact:  Jackie: 724-327-6942

Founding

The Murrysville Historical Preservation Society, Inc. was founded in April 1987 by Roger T. Weiner, Jackie Wimer, Joan Kearns, Claire Bassett, Sandra Friesel and Eric Rogers who had unsuccessfully attempted to prevent the demolition of the stately 170 year old Bossart House in Murrysville Town Square.

Mission

The mission of the Murrysville Historical Preservation Society is to promote and 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.

Intent

Our intent is to provide Murrysville residents, future generations and visitors of all ages with a better understanding of our rich heritage, colonial life and unique contributions of Murrysville in the history of Western Pennsylvania and the United States.