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Pittsburgh, PA 15201-0015


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 house tour of the area’s prominent residents from the 1830s through the 1920s. The lecture will focus on the stately homes in the city’s East End that were featured in her book, “Pittsburgh’s Mansions,” a pictorial history from Arcadia Publishing.

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.