Celebrating 40 years!
The FIRST Township in Allegheny County
April 3, 2017:
The great Carol Semple Thompson! Carol is known as "The Queen of Golf!"
Although Carol was always on the Amateur Circuit, never turning "Pro," she was the "World Golf Hall of Fame Recipient" in 2008 and she has been immortalized at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh for her incredible contributions to Women and Golf.
Carol comes from a very prominent golf family. Her father seved as President of the United States Golf Association in 1974-75, and her mother was a very competitive golfer, too. At age 16, Carol defeated her Mom at the finals of the Western Pennsylvanian Women's Championship. So, she's been at the game for quite some time now!
In 2003, she received the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor given by the U.S. Golf Association for distinguished sportsmanship.
In 2005, she was named the recipient of the First Lady of Golf Award.
She's one of the FIRST 14 women ever admitted to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews in Scotland, considered the home of golf!
She's a lovely lady, very unassuming, and her brother is Harton Semple, Director of the Sewickley Valley Historical Society.
Read more about Carol here:
June 5, 2017: Ever wonder how Neville Island not far from us, got its name?
Come learn more about the island, the famed Nevillwood area of today and the WHISKEY REBELLION from long ago with Robert Eckles!
Robert will be talking about how the Whiskey Rebellion came about as a Tax Protest... An innocuous tax upon spirits distilled in the USA caused the Western Pennsylvania farmers to rebel! It was Alexander Hamilton's idea for raising money for the new Treasury Department!
John Neville, an American military officer having fought in the French & Indian Wars and the American Revolutionary War, was a central figure in the Whiskey Rebellion. The land speculator and tax collector had been appointed by President George Washington.
Neville owned two mansion near Pittsburgh, but the first one, on Bower Hill Road near Mt. Lebanon, was burned down in 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion. His second home, "Woodville," still exists and is owned by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. The home is registed on the National Historical Registry.
At a later date, we will also be featuring a Field Trip to the actual site, the home of American Revolutionary Brigidier General, John Neville.
Read more about the Whiskey Rebellion here:
Mark you calendars for these Speaker Series dates!
This year we have several great field trips in mind. One is to the Neville House in Bridgeville. The other is to the Heinz History Center for a special tour. And our third outing will be to several of the Beaver County Museums on May 6, 2017 which will include the Vicary Mansion and Fort McIntosh. Please consider joining the MTHS and become a part of our exciting history!
Stay Tuned to learn more about a great Antique Show also, being sponsored in conjunction with the Moon Township Parks and Recreation Board.
We're proud to be a part of Moon Township's history....
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