Clifford Baptist Church
Our church was organized by the original settlers of Clifford in 1817 – when Thomas Jefferson was still living! Services have been held continually since that time.
As part of the Clifford Township Historical Society we give history packed tours of the church the 3rd Sunday of every month from May to October, 1-4 pm.
More info at Cliffordpa.com
Docents share the stories of education from a different era. Open the third Sunday of the month from 1 to 4pm, May through October. Located at 2236 State Route 2014, Clifford Township, PA. Just around the corner from the Yarns Cider Mill. Hoover school operated from 1860 to 1942 teaching first thru 8 grade. Come add your signature to the original blackboard!
Yarns Cider Mill at the Suraci Farm gifted to Clifford Township Historical Society
On October 28, Gloria Suraci Bilotta, Richard Suraci and Sandra Wilmot met at the Briechle Law Office, Forest City to transfer the deed of the Yarns Cider Mill at the Suraci Farm with two acres of land for the consideration of $1 from the Bilotta Family Irrevocable Personal Residence Trust to the Clifford Township Historical Society.
The transaction was signed by Richard Suraci, Successor Trustee, and Sandra Wilmot, president, Clifford Township Historical Society. The mill is located at 2520 State Route 2014, Clifford Township.
The Society signed a 100-year lease for the cider mill with Gloria Suraci in 2012. Volunteer labor, wonderful donations, grants from the Endless Mountains Heritage Region and recent financial support from the great, great grandson of the mill’s founder, Perry Yarns, has seen a complete renovation of the mill and the original 1894 Boomer and Boschert screw press.
The Clifford Township Historical Society looks forward to a plentiful apple crop next year so the mill can once again make cider.
CTHS is honored and humbled by the generosity of the gift of the mill by Gloria Suraci Bilotta to the society. Thank you so much Gloria, for helping us preserve an important historic enterprise of Clifford Township.
Yarns Cider Mill At The Suraci Farm
After eight years this major project of renovating the original mill and press to operating condition is almost complete! Watch for our advertising of the BIG SQUEEZE in the Autumn of 2023. The Mill is located at 2520 State Route 2014, Clifford Township, PA (Just down the road from the Hoover School)
A one acre fenced in safe place for young ones to explore and grow their imaginations while their adults relax!
Hatch out of the dinosaur egg, travel through the doors of time to the Native American long house and teepee. Play in the early settler’s log cabin and barn. Dig coal in the Clifford coal shaft.
Our Children’s Garden is always open free of charge and ADA accessible for all to enjoy! Located adjacent to the Clifford Community Park 119 Cemetery Street Clifford
LOCAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Pictures are of the hallway entrance, dugout canoe, donated by James and Valerie Cole, with mural by Micelle Jaconia Mclain, the blacksmith shop and some of the Native American collection donated by Jean Katz. There is much more to see and learn from a visit to our museum.
The History Museum is located at 119 Cemetery Street at the Clifford Park inside the former school. It is open the third Sunday of each month, May through October, 1 to 4 pm or anytime by appointment. Call 570.679.2723 for tour information. Free admission, ADA accessible with hands on items for young ones to enjoy