About Us

When a community appreciates where it has been...it has better vision in terms of where it is going!


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. Location is TO BE ANNOUNCED – see newspaper and watch website for meeting announcement. 

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.  

President Sam Staymates • Vice President Lou Intrieri • Secretary Jessica Mallisee • Treasurer Leonard Benson

Membership and Roots Coordinator Carol Intrieri Corresponding Secretary Suellen Watt

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 2020, we all need to remember our roots.  I urge you to support your local history today and for future generations!

Sponsors of

  • Annual historical event held on grounds of the Sampson/Clark Toll House, c. 1790, on the 3rd Saturday in September...rain or shine! The event continues to be historical in venue commemorating the local history of Franklin Township, County Westmoreland, Pennsylvania c. 1750 - 1820.
  • St. Nicholas at Murrysville Night of Lights each December
  • Local Roots Community Outreach presenters, taking our local history into the community -on going.
  • Managers of Municpal Park Hoey-Staymates log House and Barn as of April 2018.

We Support

  • Local Scouting Organizations
  • Initiatives with Franklin Regional School District
  • Murrysville Parks and Recreation Dept Pioneer Day Camp
  • Identification of Local Historical Sites
  • Local farmer’s markets in Murrysville and Export