Old Salem "Adopt a Revolutionary Hero" Activity Day August 19th 2017
Was a huge success! Many community members joined us in an activity day where we straightened grave markers, tried our hands at some puzzle solving by screening soil around tombstones whose face has fallen off to determine what some of the stones original carvings were, and general clean up associated with saving Old Salem for future generations.
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VETERANS COMMEMORATION EVENT SUNDAY MAY 27TH 2018 AT 1:30PM 'click' the "Events" tab above for more information
The Derry Area Historical Society has joined forces with the historic Old Salem Church in an effort to preserve, restore, and renew the memorials of our ancestors who built this great nation.
The cemetery at Old Salem is one of the earliest in Southwestern Pennsylvania and contains the earthly remains for our region’s Founding Fathers, thirty of whom served in the American Revolution. Their combined sacrifices bestowed the blessings of liberty upon us all. We owe it to their memory to honor our first citizens for future generations yet unborn.
Almost all of the 30 Revolutionary War Veterans stones at historic Old Salem are in dire need of repair, restoration, & replacement. Show YOUR support for our nation’s first veterans and lend a hand by Adopting a Revolutionary Hero!
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