From the President

Greetings.  Thanks to all the great cooks who made the December 10 Holiday Potluck so delicious. At the event, besides eating well, we recognized Tyler Rasmussen and Greyson Jones  from Boy Scouts Troup 1606 for their amazing work restoring leaning and fallen grave markers at the Mennonite Cemetery.  You can see the full article about their efforts from the Cranberry Eagle at

We also thanked Rick Rosenberger and Paul Chmara for their years of service on the Historic Harmony board. Rick has been instrumental in originating and managing the Antique Gun Show, and Paul completed his second stint of board service.  Thanks guys!  New board members Chuck Welsh and Andrew Orient were elected to 3-year terms. And, museum member Tom Nesbitt gave an interesting talk about Indian Trails that crossed the Harmony/Zelienople area—many trails that were later widened for wagons and eventually paved by PennDOT!

   I hope you’ve had a chance to admire the amazing new windows in the Wagner Haus. All there’s left to complete on the project is painting the Wagner Haus exterior, which will happen next spring. (BTW—we are looking for additional bids on the painting project.)  We are also wrapping up the Pane Relief fund raising efforts. To help get us over the top, you can write a check to the Harmony Museum—Pane Relief, or donate online through our website Thanks to the dozens and dozens of members and supporters who have already donated to this effort.

Remember memberships recycle at the end of the year. Please use the form at the back of the newsletter to renew your membership and pay your dues.  And if you are a life member, consider an additional donation to help pay for this newsletter and our building upkeep. Consider sharing the application with friends, neighbors, and relatives—anyone you think should be a museum member. We need new members to stay a healthy organization.

As always, I welcome your advice and wisdom on all matters concerning Historic Harmony at Happy New Year to all.


Rodney Gasch, President, Historic Harmony, 724-290-2129

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