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2018 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.

January 17, 2018

The Early Automobile Industry in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Local writer and historian Chuck Lanigan shares the story of the early automobile industry in our region. Between 1900 and 1915 when Henry Ford’s Model T rolled off the assembly line, Southwestern Pennsylvania was home to such illustrious early models as the “Foster Steam Wagon,” the “Penn 30” and the “Aero Auto Bob.”

March 21, 2018

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.

May 16, 2018

Presidential Memorabilia
Steve Mihaly will demonstrate with artifacts from his large personal collection the unusual ways presidential candidates have marketed themselves to the public. He will particularly focus on showing items distributed in the Western Pennsylvania region. We’ll have a chance to examine his artifacts after the presentation.