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2019 Walking Tour

September 22, 2019

Exploring the History of Lower Lawrenceville
This year’s annual LHS walking tour will explore the history of Lower Lawrenceville. The free 1½ hour walking tour will start on the corner of 34th and Liberty Avenue (across from the Iron City plant) at 1 p.m. on Sunday, September 22nd. In addition to looking at old favorites, this year’s tour will examine new sites — including two recently erected monuments. The tour will end at the Washington Crossing Bridge. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Rain date is set for Sunday, September 29th at the same place and time.

2019 Lecture Series

Lectures are on the third Wednesday of the month (except when noted) in Lawrenceville’s Carnegie Library at 279 Fisk Street. Starting time is 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact us at our e-mail address: Foster15201@gmail.com.

September 18, 2019

Pittsburgh’s Mansions
Melanie Linn Gutowski takes us on a PowerPoint tour of prominent family homes from Pittsburgh’s 19th century industrial boom era as featured in her book, Pittsburgh’s Mansions from Arcadia Publishing. Heinz, Frick, and Mellon are among the familiar families featured.

October 16, 2019

Beaver, PA and Its Central Public Squares
Rebekah Johnston explores the development of this neighboring county seat. The town of Beaver was slow growing and expansion never dictated the town to divide and sub-divide its lots that were surveyed in 1793. Beaver’s intact town layout and the use of the public squares indicate that Beaver’s significance in urban form is one that few towns have established.

November 20, 2019

The Churchill Cult
Most of the stories, legends, and quotes that surround the memory of Winston Churchill are not true, greatly misunderstood, or misinterpreted. Author and historian Dr. Joseph Coohill shows how and why the popular worship of Churchill that has grown since 1946 skews our understanding of the man, the war, and the complications and pitfalls of the “great man theory of history.” (Rescheduled from January 2019)