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Hikes and History Poker Hunt

Free & Family Friendly- August 10, 2024

Visit selected Historical Sites and Westmoreland Conservancy Reserves to collect playing cards

Locations open at 10am. Begin at any of the 5 sites, visit as many locations as you can by 2pm, turn your poker hand in at the Tollhouse by 3pm.

Best hand wins!

Pre-Registration required before August 2nd, space is limited to the first 50 cars

Email: or call 724-516-0126 to register.  More details will be sent upon registration.

All year

JOIN or RENEW your $20.00 Annual Household/Business membership now! Or become a life member for $125.  Help us keep yesterday’s local history alive today, and for future generations! Membership also has potential discounts at other historical sites in your travels.


The Murrysville Historical Preservation Society holds several Open Houses at Hoey/Staymates Cabin throughout the year.  We are proud of the progress that has been made on the property and invite you to see the interiors of the cabin and barn. In the cabin, you will hear the stories of it’s history.  Dr. George Orbin Hall's 1900s era doctor’s buggy and an 1870's chuckwagon are on display in the barn.  Hope to see you there!

4515 Round Top Road, 15632.  Please note, the entrance is on Staymates Court.  Directions- Rt. 22 at Sheetz onto School Road South, 3rd right onto Round Top, then left onto Staymates Court, the driveway is on the left.

For more information, please contact Sam Staymates 724-331-6661

2024 Dates:

June 15 - George Washington interpreter and plaque dedication 1-4 pm

October 19 - Lantern Tour, registration required, 6-9pm

November 23 - Christmas at the Cabin 1-4pm


  • New Haymaker Well Historical Marker

    Located on PA Heritage Bike Trail - Carson Street parking lot. Historical site on Norbatro Street south of parking lot - visit - free for the walking or biking along trail.