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LHS Walking Tour

October 15, 2017

Free Walking Tour of Historic Fisk Street
The Lawrenceville Historical Society’s annual free walking tour will take place Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 1 p.m. The tour starts at the corner of Penn Avenue and Fisk Street and will last for approximately one-and-one-half hours. This docent-led tour will examine the rich history and architecture of Fisk Street, a street that has retained much of its Victorian and Edwardian charm. No reservations required. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tour ends at the corner of Fisk and Butler Streets.

2017 Lecture Series

Lectures take place on the third Wednesdays in Carnegie Library at 279 Fisk Street in Lawrenceville. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact us at our e-mail address: Foster15201@gmail.com.

September 20, 2017

Andrew Carnegie and His Libraries
Marilyn Holt, manager of the Pennsylvania Department, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, will give a visual presentation that discusses the life and work of Andrew Carnegie, steel titan and philanthropist, with an emphasis on his gifts of public libraries. Images of Mr. Carnegie and his libraries are taken from the Pittsburgh Photographic Library Collection of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

October 18, 2017

Battlefield Pennsylvania: Allegheny Arsenal Explosion
This DVD presentation courtesy of the PCN network features the Heinz History Center CEO Andy Masich and LHS board member Jim Wudarczyk in an hour-long discussion of the September 17, 1862, tragedy.

November 15, 2017

The “Doughboy Mystery”
Tom Powers will discuss the year-and-a-half-long search for the dedication date of the Lawrenceville Doughboy statue’s replacement base with the Sixth Ward’s honor role of World War II veterans. This ceremony could not be found in any of Pittsburgh’s archives until a lucky internet search solved the mystery.