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Celebrate the Advent Season and 200 Years of History

The Murrysville Historical Preservation Society and the Emmanuel Reformed United Church of Christ (Hill’s Church) will be celebrating the Bicentennial of the Hill’s Church & Murrysville on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00pm.

Enjoy the history of the church and Advent season, and an abbreviated, historical Advent service by Pastor Joseph Hedden Jr.  Members of the Historical Society will be assisting in the service.

Reservations are required and seating is limited. Doors open at 1:45, service begins at 2:00.  Suggested donations of $10 for adults, $5 for children (cash or check only) will go to the Murrysville Historical Preservation Society and the Emmanuel Reformed United Church of Christ. 


All health and safety guidelines MUST be followed, masks required; due to limited seating, please do not make a reservation if you are not willing to follow the guidelines.  

To make a reservation please email or call Jessica @724-516-0126.  


The service will also be live-streamed at

Jeremiah Murry - Bicentennial Year

Celebrate over 200 years of local history on September 12 ,  2020  at Heritage event on site of Sampson/Clark log Toll House grounds.  Visit the currently  under construction Clark School House.  Take your seat as School Marm, Suzette LaFleur , brings the 1800’s school house to life.

This is a copy of a portrait that has been handed down through the generations an is currently in the possession of James Murry Stewart of Plum who is a great-grandson of the Jeremiah. There is no artist's signature nor a date. Jeremiah came to a America at age 23 and we suspect this portrait was painted shortly after that time, circa 1784.


All year

JOIN or RENEW your $15.00 Annual Household/Business membership now! Help us keep yesterday’s local history alive for today and for future generations! Membership permits free entrance to Heinz History Center for family of four and other potential discounts at historical sites in your travels. MHPS is member of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation and Laurel Highlands Visitors Center.

July 2019 (TBD)

MHPS participates in parks and recreation Pioneer Day Camp. Program information can be foudn at Murrysville Parks and Recreation. Free. Children. RSVP; 724-327-2100 EXT. 131;


The Murrysville Historical Society will hold the final open house for 2019 at Hoey/Staymates Cabin on December 15, 2019 from 1-3. We are proud of our property and invite you to come see the cabin decorated for the holidays and enjoy some cookies and a drink. The cabin is staged and you will also hear the stories of its history. We hope to see you there.

515 Roundtop Road Rt. 22 East at Sheetz onto School Road South to 2nd right turn.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Jackie at 724-327-6942.


  • 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.