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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.

 

June 23, 2017

SPECIAL EVENT: “The Pittsburgh Kid” Returns to the Big Screen

Row House Cinema and the Lawrenceville Historical Society are pleased to present the Pittsburgh revival of champion boxer and East Liberty native Billy Conn’s Hollywood debut, “The Pittsburgh Kid.” With the help of Tim Conn, Billy’s eldest son, we have obtained a copy of the 1941 film along with the 20-minute highlight film of the Joe Louis/Billy Conn championship match of June 18, 1941. Many sports analysts consider this fight the greatest championship boxing match of the 20th century. During the showing, there will be a panel of experts commenting on the fight film and giving background information about the boxers.
The Panel:
Gene Collier – Post-Gazette columnist
Tim Conn – Billy’s eldest son
Paul F. Kennedy – author of Billy Conn’s biography
Bucky Palermo – golden gloves champ and wrestling/boxing referee
Tickets can be obtained in advance by clicking on the following link: http://bit.ly/billybilly

 

July 19, 2017

A Lawrenceville Photo Album
Graphic Designer Don Henderson, whose family is from Lawrenceville, has a lot of pictures and stories to tell about growing up in the area. His unique collection of photos will bring back lots of memories.