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Sign at BMHS centerWelcome to the BaltzerMeyer Historical Society!

Our purpose is the study, preservation and sharing of the records of the settlements of Westmoreland County. Our interest is not just the political and military history, but the lives and families of those who have made Westmoreland County their home.

The Baltzer Meyer Historical Society was incorporated in 1995. We are in possession of two buildings, both having great historical value; Harrolds #8, a one-room schoolhouse built in 1881 and the Old Zion Lutheran Church, built in 1884. We have been renovating the schoolhouse since 1996. We plan on restoring it to function as a museum, a place for contemporary students to peek into the past and visualize how education has changed over the years. The Old Zion Church has become our headquarters. Here is housed the Paul Miller Ruff genealogical library, Harrold Hall social room, and our publishing and society offices.

We are dedicated to preserving the local history and educating others about this area that much of the country can call the home of their ancestors.


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Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 p.m.

All of members are invited to attend our annual Christmas Party on December 10, 2017. We will have some entertainment, games and a couple Christmas Crafts.

Please plan on coming out and enjoying some fellowship your fellow members. We ask that you bring a dish to share. Plates, silverware and beverages will be provided.