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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, 2020 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

Celebrating 250 years of history! 12th Annual Murrysville Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 16, 2023 11am - 5pm. Welcoming the Sampson/Clark Schoolhouse to the Log Toll House grounds! Stroll through time in a park setting: Living history, reenactors, and period demonstrations. 1800’s school life in a one room schoolhouse Plus - music, food, crafters, vendors & children’s activities Petting Zoo 11-3
Parking: Triangle Lane, Route 22 
Free Admission
~or ~ Wooden Nickels gladly accepted at the Tollgate Parking on Triangle Lane, Route 22, Murrysville
Reservation required, Limited seating Call 724-516-0126.

All year

JOIN or RENEW your $20.00 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.


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



  • 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.