The Ross Township Historical Society was incorporated on May 21, 1979 under the names of Susan G. Griece, Edward G. Williams, Paul H. Rettger, and William R. Gibson. After a few years the Society was disbanded, but it's sanction by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in Harrisburg, PA, is perpetual.
In the fall of 2006, the former Ross Township solicitor, C. Donald Gates, reapplied to the Museum Commission and formed a steering committee to reactivate the Historical Society. We had our first meeting January 18, 2007 and have met bi-monthly since then, from September to May. In 2007, the main goal was preparation for the bicentennial celebration of Ross Township in 2009.
A committee was appointed to gather family stories and memorabilia for a book of local history to be published by the Ross Township Historical Society: Sandy Brown, David Lavender, Susan Campbell, Diane Holleran, and Cindy Ulrich.
After two and one half years the book was completed and printed, just in time for the summer long celebration of the bicentennial. Since then, the Society has continued to hold bi-monthly meetings and to have yearly events at Evergreen Park where we celebrate the Indian Spring and it's legend, and the 1800 Stewat-Schlag Log House, saved in 2002 by Beattie Tech students.
We are interested in preserving the past, contributing to the present, and anticipating the future.
YOU are a very important part of who we are. Your interests will help finance our activities. Your involvement will help us carry on our programs and purpose.
Our present Board of Directors includes:
John Schalcosky : President
Sandy Brown : Vice President
Susan Campbell : Treasurer
George Meyer : Board Member
Missi Santillo : Board Member
Stewart/Schlag Log House
The Stewart/Schlag Log House, located in Evergreen Park, will be open to the public by appointment from May until September ( or any weekend it is warm). Please call the Township if you are interested.
Bicentennial books are available at the Township building upon request.