From the President


Lots of good news to report. Historic Harmony made our year-end matching grant. Thanks to all who contributed and to the anonymous donor who put us the initial grant money. It was an incredible show of support. Thanks to all that generosity, and successful Christmas Market and Silvester, we finished the year with a surplus. This will allow us to make some needed repairs and add new programming in 2022.

One bit of that programming is a special exhibit coming to Stewart Hall April 2 to 16. Historic artifact collector Ken Hoover has agreed to display some of his amazing collection of items focusing on the Revolutionary War, which is just a few years from its 250th anniversary. The exhibit will also have some artifacts from the French & Indian War and the War of 1812 – thus encompassing the first decades of European involvement in Western Pennsylvania, from George Washington’s 1753 visit to the area, to the Harmonists leaving for Indian in 1814. 

The election results are in, with Linda Powlus your new Historic Harmony secretary. Re-elected officers for new Two-year terms are Rodney Gasch, president; Gwen Lutz, vice president; and Joe White, treasurer. Robin Wuchina and Susan Webb were also re-elected to new 3-year terms as directors. Special thanks to Joan Szakelyhidi who retired as board secretary after 13 years.

Remember you can join or renew your membership right on this website.  Simply click the “join” buttton at the top of the page.   And if you are a life member, consider an additional donation to help pay for this newsletter and our building upkeep. Do that by clicking the “donate” button at the top of the page. Consider sharing this infomation 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 Rodney Gasch, President, 724-290-2129.

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