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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

10th Annual Murrysville Heritage Festival

Saturday, September 18, 2021 11am - 5pm
Welcoming the Sampson/Clark Schoolhouse to the Log Toll House grounds! Stroll through time in a park setting:  Experience 1800’s school life, period demonstrations, reenactors, music, food, crafters & vendors, pony rides & children's activities.
Parking: Triangle Lane, Route 22 Suggested Donation: $5.00/car
Special guests: Celtic Ceol present - Music in the Schoolhouse 11:30 & 1:00 pm seatings, $10/ticket includes box lunch. Reservation required, Limited seating
Call 724-516-0126

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.


The Murrysville Historical Society will hold our first Open House for 2022 at Hoey/Staymates Cabin on Sunday, July 17th from 1-4pm. 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 through reenactors and light refreshments will be provided.  Dr. George Orbin Hall's 1900s era doctor’s buggy and an 1870's chuckwagon will be on display in the barn.  Hope to see you there!

515 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.