Celebrating 40 years!
The FIRST Township in Allegheny County
We made the Front Page!
"HISTORICAL SOCIETY GETS NEW WEBSITE!"
Thank you, Allegheny West (Moon Edition) Magazine, for helping our local readers know more about this valuable asset! May/June 2015.
Pat Jennette, former editor of the West Allegheny Magazine Moon magazine, wrote about our new website while touring out west with her husband in their RV! She talked about the energy, syngery, cumulative talents and life experiences of our residents that led to our celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the organization with this new website for our community, both local and worldwide. She was living proof that it works! Thanks, Pat! <3 Thanks, Doug, for sharing it with your 5,000 resisdents of our area! We eagerly look forward to receiving the magazine in our mailboxes!
"Happy Birthday, Moon: Township Celebrates 225 Years. "
The Moon Township Historical Society will reflect on the Township's roots in commemoration of its anniversary.
By Jenna Saul of the Robinson-Moon PATCH.
A wonderful story appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of Allegheny West Magazine about our President, Earl Edwards, and Patty and Keith Zerishnek's Pre-historic spear-point collections.
Pat Jennette wrote another story for the Moon Edition of Allegheny West Magazine March/April, 2016 issue with a story called "Historical societies hold joint meeting."
The article recalled how 75 members and guests of four area historical associations gathered on the campus of Robert Morris University on Feb. 3 for the fourth annual joint historical associations' dinner meeting, with RMU guest speakers Jonathan Potts, associate vice president of public relations and marketing, and William Joyce, university architect.
Thank you to Doug Hughey, owner.
History of Moon Township, Beaver County, PA
From: History of Beaver County Pennsylvania and its Centennial Celebration,
by Rev. Joseph H. Bausman, A.M, Knickerbocker Press, New York, 1904:
Moon's population in
"As shown by the United States Census in 1890, the population of this township was 1092; by that of 1900 it was 1095. In 1900 it had 355 taxables; 10,029 acres of cleared land; 1978 acres of timber land; the value of all its real estate was $552,189; of that exempt from taxation, $33,625, and that portion taxable was $518,564."
This is a wonderful painting of the former MEEKS MANSION done by multiple-talented artist, Lance Maloney, son of our MTHS treasuer, Don Maloney.
Thank you, Lance, for sharing this! It will be useful to explaine the following:
Joseph D'Andrea, addressing Moon Township officials in 2000 about the razing of the Joshua Meeks home built in 1805 to build 60 Townhouses known as the Forest Glen Apartments relayed that the Carnot area of Moon Township "was a stopover between Fort Pitt and Fort McIntosh on what is now Beaver Grade Road, during the French and Indian war in the 1750's."
(Another!) History of Moon Township:
"149 sites placed in new Moon Township Historic Preservation Plan" by Tory N. Parrish, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, TribLive Neighborhoods
Although they didn't win, this coach from Moon Township sure made March Madness Basketball history 2015 with his Kentucky Wildcats in the Final Four.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari and Spencer Haywood are among 11 new inductees going into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year.
A JOINT MEETING OF THE SEWICKLEY V ALLEY and MOON TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL SOCIETIES
by Mim Bizic , January 23, 2013
Speaker for the evening was Deborah Kennedy seen here with her father and a friend:
You can watch Debby presenting this topic on Moon Townships Television station MCA-TV.
Ron Potter, former President of the Old Moon Historical Society, provided most of the photos for this presentation.
Many of our members attended the Sewickley Valley Historical Society's Civil War Meeting on November 12, 2014. Your can read more about it here, starring Michael Kauss, Director of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial in Pittsburgh, and the one and only Civil War narrative quilt by Sarah Bright Anderson Lee.
Thank you to the Beaver County TIMES and reporter Jeffrey Snedden for this great article that appeared in the Sunday edition, 4/12/15.
Jeffrey incorporated all the news of the evening so seamlessly and made sure at the end that people knew how to get in touch with the historical society, either through the website or by phone. Perfect job, Jeffrey, and very much appreciated.