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.
January 16, 2019
Tom Powers and Jim Wudarczyk will give a PowerPoint lecture on the article they have in our December 2018 LHS newsletter about Allegheny County’s Liberty Township. The presentation will explore the search for this short-lived municipality (1864-1868) which encompassed part of East Liberty, Bloomfield, Shadyside, Point Breeze, and Squirrel Hill. They will also show how some of the prominent residents of Liberty Township had a profound effect on the Lawrenceville community.
March 20, 2019
Pittsburgh: Metropolis of Corruption
Rich Gazarik, author of Wicked Pittsburgh, will remind us when the city was an evil, sinful, immoral and corrupt town. Pittsburgh was once dubbed the “Metropolis of Corruption” because of decades of vice, crime, and dirty politics. The colorful cast of characters includes criminals such as “Dicebox Miller” and “Fainting Bertha.”
Doo Dah Days Update
We are currently working to bring our event back outdoors in mid-summer 2019. Check this website page periodically for updates on Doo Dah Days.