Elizabeth Township Historical Society

Between Two Rivers

5811 Smithfield St., Boston, PA 15135 * 412.754.2030 *

We appreciate your support!

Please join the Elizabeth Township Historical Society and get involved with your community, or help to support and preserve the history of our area!

Our fees for one year are:

          $25 Contributing Member

          $15 Student Membership
               (with a valid student I.D.)

          $15 Active Member/Volunteer Staff

          $200 Lifetime Member
               (Have to be age 65 or over)

Please come to our headquarters at the Coates House in Boston, PA, during our business hours or download the application here and send it in with your check.

Members receive our quarterly newsletter, Between Two Rivers, filled with historical stories, fun facts, event listings, the mercantile store, and much, much more. You will also receive 4 tickets to the annual card party, held in the spring, that either you can sell or purchase yourself and join other members of the society and the community for a luncheon and wonderful get together. The proceeds all go toward the upkeep of our society.

Many members choose to volunteer their talents, other members just like to enjoy the events that the society plans. Some of our recent past events have been well attended - the Roaring 20's Lunch and Fashion Show which was held at the Boston Shoppes for three consecutive days, the annual Fall Crawl down the Yough Trail stopping at 3 different taverns, the flea markets, bowling parties, spaghetti dinners and more. We have also begun a series of "Conversations and Journeys Into History" on specific Sunday afternoons at the Coates House, bringing in speakers, musicians and re-enactors who have connections to our area.

With the wonderful Coates House and it's extensive museum of local history as well as it's library, used for genealogical inquiries, along with the Greenock Log House, a circa 1790 log house newly discovered under aluminum siding and now in the process of restoration, ETHS has much to offer anyone interested in not only local, but American history.