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The Great Cranberry Township Blast of 1951

on Sat, 09/06/2014 - 9:27pm

On a pleasant Thanksgiving evening in 1951, Cranberry families satisfied with a great meal, sat around sharing stories and enjoying each other’s company. Suddenly, they were rocked by a great explosion that shook homes for miles; flames shot into the sky. It was almost as if night became day with the blast. The event caused traffic jams from people trying to find out what was happening.

Did Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union finally drop the atomic bomb as they had threatened?

Western Pennsylvania and the War of 1812

on Sun, 04/20/2014 - 9:25pm

Rich Hayden will join us for a presentation on Western Pennsylvania and the War of 1812 - The Invasion of Canada, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, 1812. Rich is an historian, genealogist and retired research chemist. 1 out 15 men from Western PA served in the War of 1812. If you want to find an ancestor who fought in this war, Rich may be able to help.

We will meet at 2pm in the Council Chambers of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center at 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. The program is free to members and the general public, and light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Celebration of Chocolate

on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:50pm

The Cranberry Township Historical Society will be a vendor at the above event sponsored by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. The theme is chocolate. Every booth must have something to do with chocolate. What does chocolate have to do with Cranberry history? The fudge stand! We will set up a 10x10 booth much like we have at past Community Days events, complete with the old maps, slideshow, historic artifacts, etc., only this time, Shirley Ann Mahr aka the fudge lady, will be there with free samples of homemade fudge from her Freedom Road stand, using Vesta's time tested secret recipes passed down to her in 1989.

Pittsburgh's Industrial Past

on Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:26pm

Pittsburgh and the area of Western Pennsylvania have been built around the industry that was fostered here. The industries in need of labor brought hundreds of Americans and Europeans to immigrate to this area for a better life and work. The industries were extremely diverse and included steel, glass, aluminum, railroads, food and oil. Industries were led by individuals such as John Ford, John Pitcairn, Andrew Carnegie, Bernard Gloekler and Henry Heinz. These individuals took risk and had Providence smiling upon them.

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...

Santa's First Stop

on Sat, 11/02/2013 - 7:56pm

The historical society will open Sample School for free visitation during Santa's First Stop. We will close the door as Santa is about to arrive and open it again after his departure, so as to keep focus on Santa's visit with the kids.

November Program - Hi-Tech History

on Fri, 10/18/2013 - 12:49am

Please join us on Sunday November 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm in the Council Chambers of the Cranberry Township Municipal Center, located at 2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Township, PA for our final program of the year entitled Hi-Tech History.

Cranberry Historical Roundtable

on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:51pm

Do you know Cranberry History?
Sunday September 15, 2013 - 2:00pm
Cranberry Township Municipal Building - Senior/Teen Center