Become a Member
Become a Member of the Moon Township Historical Society to help us continue to preserve our history and provide you will quality historical programs.
The Moon Township Historical Society is always working on new projects to preserve our rich history. If you are interested in volunteering to help us with these projects, click below.
If you have any historical artifacts, pictures, or stories you would like to share with us or questions to ask us, please contact us through the link below.
2023 Speaker presentations
Monday April 3rd: MTHS President, James Koepfinger – New Historical Society Room
MTHS Board member, Carl Griffith – “The history of bell farm”
Monday June 5th: BRADY crytzer – “The whiskey rebellion: a distilled history on an american crisis″
Monday August 7th: Kristina Gaugler – Anthropology Collection Manager at carnegie mesum of natural history
Monday October 3rd: Rob ruck and ted muller – Authors of “pittsburgh rising: from frontier town to steel city 1750-1920”
Our Programs are Held at 6:30pm in the Moon Township Municipal Building – 1000 Beaver Grade Rd
OLD ECONOMY VILLAGE
The Friends of Old Economy Village have encountered some hard times due to their closure for the pandemic. They have started a fundraising campaign to “Fill the Vault.” If you are interested in helping this museum and longstanding piece of local history keep their doors open, we encourage you to visit their Facebook page or their Fundraising page. The links to both are below.
Click here to visit the Old Economy Village Facebook Page:
Click here to donate through PayPal:
Our MissionThe Moon Township Historical Society is a local, community-based non-profit organization dedicated to the conservation, preservation, research, and education concerning Moon Township history. We are dedicated to preserving and encouraging community interest in the history of Moon Township, Pennsylvania. We seek to ensure that present and future generations can share in our heritage.
We seek to expand interest in local history by presenting programs of historical significance.
We seek to be a resource for local history education.
We seek to encourage that historical information be made available to news media, publications, the internet, and the general public.
We seek to educate the public on the importance of the preservation and protection of buildings and historical sites of interest.
Moon Township History Preserved
Coventry Log Cabin
Robin Hill PArk
Located at 949 Thorn Run Road, Moon Tszp.
When Mary Nimick died, she desired that her 24 room home and 53 acre estate remain intact and as a “Nature Lover’s” oasis, so she left the property to Moon Township when she passed away in 1971. The beautiful home was built in the early 1920’s by Francis and Mary Nimick. Francis Nimick was a banker, and the couple had six children who lived in the home. Mrs. Nimick was born in 1893.
Dr. robert a. Jockers Repository
In honor of Dr. Jockers’ many contributions to preserving the history of Moon Township, the board of directors approved the request of the Old Moon Township Historical Society to dedicate the new historical records room at the township municipal building as the Dr. Robert A. Jockers Historical Research Repository.
The establishment of the history room coincides with the celebration of Moon Township’s 225th anniversary. The township is asking residents, both past and present, to share their favorite stories and memories of people, and places, and how the township has changed through the years.
With the establishment of the new Dr. Robert A. Jockers Historical Research Repository, Moon Township will have a special place where residents past and present are encouraged going forward to share their memories, their memorabilia, and their stories for present and future generations.
The log cabin was built in 1825, about 12 miles southwest of its present location.
It was home for John Coventry, a Revolutionary War Veteran, a farmer, and a weaver. He and his family lived in the cabin for 50 years before it became home to the Doehre family for three more generations.
When abandoned around 1975, the log cabin was acquired by the (Old) Moon Township Historical Society. It was disassembled and every log was tagged. The pieces of the cabin were hauled to Robin Hill Park, where after eight years of repair and rebuild by numerous volunteers, in was dedicated to Moon Parks on August 28, 1983.
Come visit the Coventry Log Cabin in Robin Hill Park to access the wealth of information about John Coventry and the Log cabin.