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Time for a new website!

on Fri, 11/15/2013 - 12:03am

A long time ago, I exported the Drupal Gardens version of this site and installed it on our Go Daddy hosting. That allowed me to add features like the calendar and scheduled publishing modules. At the time this site was created, I wasn't worried about people being able to use this site with a tablet or a smart phone. That was then. This is now. The biggest drawback of having the site on Go Daddy is that there are times when the site is painfully slow...

New Facebook Group Page

on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:59pm

The Cranberry Township Historical Society has launched a new facebook group page to replace our fan page. The group page lends itself to contributions from our facebook group members. You have to either be invited to join the group or request to be a member of the group. All requests will be approved. Everyone is welcome. Once you are a member, you can then invite anyone you want to join as well. If you have pictures you want to share with the group, we encourage you to scan and upload them. If you can't scan them yourself, I can scan them for you. If the pictures are not suitable for scanning, I can also take pictures of them as well. With a group page members can create an album to upload multiple related pictures. The most important thing is the discussions. When a picture is uploaded and appears on the facebook wall, it may jog some memories. Feel free to share. This is a place to have a good time with our local history.

From this website you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the facebook link to go there, or in this article CLICK HERE.

Pittsburgh: Then & Now

on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 8:39pm

Cranberry Township to be featured on WTAE's Pittsburgh: Then & Now segment Friday July 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm. You can check out what they have done for some other places by visiting the WTAE website. Cranberry will be added to the WTAE website some time afterwards.

Update (7/20): History is all about the credibility of the information, so when bad information is presented, it needs to be fixed. One of the things that I do not like about doing interviews, is that things are not always reported as they were said or...

Fernway Sales Brochure

on Sun, 04/01/2012 - 9:16pm

This Fernway sales brochure was donated to us by Frank & Loretta Wells. This is a 4 page full color PDF and takes a while to download.

CTHS Founding Member Passes Away

on Sat, 03/10/2012 - 9:33am

On a sad note, recently on March 9th, one of our founding members passed away. Jim Hayes served as our first president in 1989 and 1990, and continued to serve on the board of trustees for many years thereafter. Some of you may not know that Jim was a reporter for the Pittsburgh Press and is the co-author of "The History of Cranberry Township", published in 1991. The board decided to shorten our March board meeting to about 20 minutes in order to attend Jim's funeral and express our condolences to his family. Read the Obituary

2012-2014 Board Election Results

on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 1:00am

Existing board members: Helen Dewald (Vice President), Kathy Zagorac (Secretary) and Shirley Mahr (Treasurer) were unanimously re-elected at our December board meetng to serve on the 2012-2014 board. There were no write-in candidates, so the incumbents all ran unopposed and because of this situation, very few election ballots were actually returned. The officers for 2012 will be the same as last year; Roy Wagner as President, Helen Dewald as Vice President, Kathy Zagorac as Secretary and Shirley Mahr as Treasurer. Be sure to let us know if you would like to be added to a future ballot.

Holiday Tree Gallery

on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 4:13pm

The holiday tree and decorations at Sample School were set up today. This year we have replaced the 6 foot tree used in past years with a 7.5 foot tree (This Tree from Home Depot). Stop up at the Municipal Center and take a look. Don't forget to vote for your favorite tree, or I mean, our tree. Thank you to Arlene, Irene and Joyce for helping me get this done today.

Comment Process Change

on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 10:27pm

Up until now, anyone could leave a comment on the website, even without having an account, however that comment would not be published until it could be reviewed and approved. The end result is that we were collecting a significant amount of useless comments entered by spambots laced with potentially dangerous links to places you can't imagine.

Sad News

on Thu, 10/06/2011 - 10:22pm

Maxine Rowan Douthett, a long time member of the Cranberry Township Historical Society, has passed away. Maxine joined the CTHS Board of Trustees in 1998 serving as our Treasurer from 1998 through 2001, and then continued to serve on the board through 2004 as a Trustee. Follow this link to read the Post-Gazette obituary and funeral arrangements.

CTHS Launches New Website

on Mon, 09/05/2011 - 2:00pm

The Cranberry Township Historical Society has launched their new website built on the Drupal Content Management System. Take a look at some of the companies using Drupal. Not on that list is , which is also built on the Druapl CMS. Feel free to wander around and see what's going on. The gift shop and membership area are under construction and will be live asap.