The Washington County Cultural Trust (WCCT), a 501c(3) organization, has been re-established to continue its important work to preserve, to protect and to manage local historical structures, land and communities in greater Washington County, Pa.
WCCT has lain dormant for several years but has now reorganizing by establishing a new board of trustees; forming an executive committee and officers; gathering citizen volunteers and interested parties; and soliciting funding from government, civic and social institutions. The WCCT will also be undertaking general fundraising activities.
The WCCT is actively engage in planning the restoration of the historic Roberts House which dates from the early 1800s. It remains the sole surviving structure associated with Jefferson College that was erected on its present site. Located in Canonsburg, Pa., the Roberts House is really a reflection of the lifestyles and community activities of that era and, once restored and returned to its original look, will serve as a museum, cultural center and location for re-enactments and educational activities.
For more information about WCCT, please contact: Michael Roman, 724-470-4827; or Andrew Andronas 724-413-5422.
While WCCT is not part of the Jefferson College Historical Society we do support their efforts to preserve the unique history that our area offers. We will work collaboratively with the WCCT to save historic buildings and make their stories known. We encourage interested parties to be involved in both organizations.
You can follow WCCT at: "https://washcountyculturaltrust.org/"