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Village of Foxburg

Village of Foxburg: Photo By Dennis Keyes

This glacier molded territory known as Penn’s Woods or Pennsylvania was deeded to William Penn in 1681 by King Charles II. As the legend goes, a fellow Quaker (a physician by the name of Fox) was owed a debt by William Penn. The two agreed that the payment would be a parcel of land in the great wild west…as much as could be walked from sunup to sundown.

An ingenious man, he hired the fastest local Indian to walk for him on June 21st…the longest day of the year. As a result he became the owner of 1,800 acres of forest spanning the beautiful Allegheny and bordered on the south by the rapids of the Clarion river. Time passed and one day an heir, Joseph Mickle Fox, came to settle the tract of land. In 1845 he built a large stone mansion complete with stables and barn. These buildings are still standing in excellent condition. You can see them hidden among the hillside trees high above the flowing rivers.

Joseph Mickle Fox was responsible for bringing the game of golf to Foxburg after enjoying it in St. Andrews, Scotland. He formed the Foxburg Country Club in 1887. Originally only five holes, the course has the distinction of being the oldest golf course in continuous use in the United States.

It was grandson Joseph Logan Fox who built the roads, bridges and railroads to link the tiny hamlet to such far away communities as Clarion, Butler, Emlenton and Parker’s Landing. This man who accomplished so much in such a short time died at the age of twenty-nine.

Today this historic community is being rediscovered by those wanting to relax and get back to life’s simple pleasures.

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Sep
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7:00 pm Celebration! David Wickerham at ...
Celebration! David Wickerham at ...
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Celebration! David Wickerham at the McKissick Mighty Wurlitzer
ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is proud to present  CELEBRATION!  THE AMAZING DAVID WICKERHAM  at The McKissick Mighty Wurlitzer  on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 7:00  PM          Lincoln Hall, Foxburg Allegheny RiverStone Center for the[...]
Sep
21
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2:00 pm Rising Stars! Young Artists Perf...
Rising Stars! Young Artists Perf...
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rising Stars! Young Artists Perform – Pittsburgh Concert Society
ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is proud to present RISING STARS!  YOUNG ARTISTS PERFORM Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Winners SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2:00 PM            Lincoln Hall, Foxburg Featuring Young Artists and Pittsburgh Concert[...]
Sep
25
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7:00 pm The Music That Makes Us Dance: S...
The Music That Makes Us Dance: S...
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Music That Makes Us Dance: Susanne Ortner-Roberts Duo & Dancers
ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS presents THE MUSIC THAT MAKES US DANCE Susanne Ortner-Roberts, Clarinet & John Marcinizyn, guitar With Renee Smith & Jamie Murphy from the Murphy/Smith Dance Collective THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 7:00[...]
Oct
4
Sat
7:00 pm Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Play...
Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Play...
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Pittsburgh Symphony Chamber Players & TANGOS!
ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is proud to present TANGOS, DANCES AND MORE! THE PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 7:00 PM    Lincoln Hall, Foxburg PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY CHAMBER PLAYERS, always an audience[...]
Oct
13
Mon
all-day Columbus Day
Columbus Day
Oct 13 all-day
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Oct
19
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2:00 pm Piano Artistry – Gayle Henry at ...
Piano Artistry – Gayle Henry at ...
Oct 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Piano Artistry – Gayle Henry at the Steinway
ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is proud to present PIANO ARTISTRY – Gayle Henry at the Steinway SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2:00 PM  Lincoln Hall Internationally acclaimed Pianist, Gayle Martin, will be performing Chopin, selections from[...]
Oct
25
Sat
7:00 pm Charlie Chaplin Silent Movies & ...
Charlie Chaplin Silent Movies & ...
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Charlie Chaplin Silent Movies & Tom Roberts, Piano + Halloween Costume Event
ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is proud to present CHARLIE CHAPLIN SILENT MOVIES with Tom Roberts, Pianist and Arranger for Phantom Night III – A Halloween Costume Event Saturday, October 25, 7:00 PM          [...]
Oct
31
Fri
all-day Halloween
Halloween
Oct 31 all-day
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Sat
7:00 pm Beatles Tribute Concert
Beatles Tribute Concert
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beatles Tribute Concert
 ALLEGHENY RIVERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS is proud to present A BEATLES TRIBUTE CONCERT Saturday, November 1, 7:00 PM      The Crawford Center, Emlenton 50 years after the Beatles appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and[...]

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