Pittsburgh's Ghost Bomber and other PA Mysteries

Submitted by CTHS on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 22:37

B25 Crashes in the Mon

In partnership with the Cranberry Township Public Library, we welcome Dr. Andrew Masich, President and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center as our November guest speaker.

Dr. Masich will present on Pennsylvania mysteries including the B-25 Ghost Bomber that landed in the Monongahela River in 1956. Please join us on November 6, 2016 from 1:30 - 3:30 in the Cranberry Library Franklin Station North meeting room at the Municipal Center - 2525 Rochester Road - Cranberry Township, PA. Registration is required for this event. CLICK HERE to register on the library website. The event is now booked to capacity and online registration is closed. Walk-in's by CTHS paid members only while seats last.

As usual, the program is free and we will provide light snacks and refreshments.   

Community Days 2016

Submitted by CTHS on Thu, 04/28/2016 - 01:01

Community Days is July 7-8-9. We will be attending this year for all 3 days. Our booth is located on Park Road in booth space E14-E15, the same location as last year. This is about half way between the basketball courts and the Jaycees Shelter at Community Park. We have a 10 x 20 canopy / booth space where we will set up the traveling museum again. There will be several tables, 6 or more chairs, a collection of old maps, a slide show, some antique artifacts, a NEW Arcadia book available for sale written by member Kate Benz, showcasing many photos from the CTHS collection.

The Fate of Four of Pennsylvania’s Founding Fathers

Submitted by CTHS on Sat, 04/23/2016 - 22:19

Sunday May 1, 2016 2:00 pm

Pennsylvania in its early history had many prominent founding fathers including namesake William Penn, Dr. Benjamin Rush and of course statesman, printer and scientist Benjamin Franklin.

These individuals were entrepreneurs and leaders in government and set the path to where we are today. Their resumes were impressive. Four other Pennsylvania founders also had outstanding resumes as we see below.

John Makar - March 15, 1954 - April 6, 2016

Submitted by CTHS on Wed, 04/06/2016 - 21:05

image of John Makar We have some sad news for CTHS members who knew John and Harmony Line fans who have seen his slide show or perhaps a copy of Ghost Rails VI. John was a long time CTHS member and former board member.

John spoke to our group for the first time in 1999 at Plains Church. John was back in Cranberry in 2004 to speak in the Library Meeting Room. On November 28, 2006 he appeared in the Council Chambers of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center. This presentation was video taped and due to poor audio quality, left on the shelf for about 10 years. After learning of his passing, the video was uploaded to YouTube, where anyone interested can watch it now. For your convenience, the video is embedded below. It is about 86 minutes in length including the Q&A afterwards. The camera was in the back of the room, so you will...