As a tax exempt 501(c)3, the Washington County Cultural Trust (WCCT) is a non-profit entity comprised of interested citizens and business leaders throughout the region that actively engage in the preservation of historical buildings, properties and artifacts throughout Washington County, Pa.
The WCCT is the owner and operator of The Roberts Stone House, located in Canonsburg, Pa., and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This structure is the last remaining building associated with Jefferson College, the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains. Dating back to 1794, the history of this building can be traced to the founder of Canonsburg, Colonel John Canon, and Reverend John McMillan, founder of Jefferson College.
The Roberts' Stone House Preservation (2022-Present)
"Phase 2" of the Roberts' Stone House preservation is currently underway with the goal of completing the work started by the previous leadership of the WCCT. As first order of business, membership elected new officers and trustees in 2022:
Andrew J. Andronas - President
Tom Cimino - Vice President
Sean Douglas - Secretary
Bryan Karner - Treasurer
What has been accomplished thus far?
Washington County Tourism & Promotion Agency
Previous efforts :
The Roberts' Stone House Preservation - Phase 1 (2005-2021)
"Phase 1" of the Roberts House Preservation involved the acquisition of the house and doing the necessary repairs to keep the historic building from further deterioration so that a restoration of the house was possible. The Roberts Stone House came up for sale and was purchased by Andy Tarnik. He approached several citizens about saving the building for the community. An exploratory group was initiated and eventually the WCCT was formed with the following leadership:
The WCCT, with the help of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, was able to raise money and obtain a grant in order to start the preservation. The grant was wisely spent on a new roof and foundation repairs. Grants did not cover all of the costs of this phase, so Ellen Sims stepped in and covered this financial gap with her own funds to finish "Phase 1".
P.O. Box 214 Canonsburg, Pa 15317