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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Zion Church’s 150th History Event
This free to the public event will take place at the church, 237 37th Street, from 12:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. The program includes…
1 p.m. – LHS board member Jim Wudarczyk will address the topic of “German Ethnicity and the Lawrenceville Experience.” The talk will demonstrate how the German quest to maintain their European roots led to the rise of several religious and cultural organizations. It will also show how the areas around 37th Street became one of several German enclaves in the City of Pittsburgh.
2 p.m. – Journey to the past with The Pittsburgh Historical Music Society Orchestra recreating concerts and experiences from colonial times through the  Civil War. Lively and engaging performances include the music of genteel society as well as popular songs of the time.
3 p.m.Dan Simkins, Avonworth Historical Society board member and former president of the LHS, will give a full uniform lecture on the life of a doughboy, a WWI soldier.
12:30-2 and 3-4 p.m. – Zion’s church historian Rebekah Johnston will provide 15-minute docent tours of the church building.

2018 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 19, 2018

Allegheny Cemetery: Pittsburgh’s Romantic Garden Cemetery
Local historian and author Jim Wudarczyk will give a power point lecture addressing the evolution of the Romantic Garden Movement, the history of the cemetery, its natural beauty, and some of the famous people laid to rest in the hallowed grounds.

October 17, 2018

Day-by-day with the 123d PA Volunteers
Author Chris George will discuss the formation of the 123d Pennsylvania Volunteers which was sparked by a devout and patriotic pastor from Allegheny City.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Polish Pittsburgh
Stanley States, PhD, is a first-generation American whose father and grandparents came to Pittsburgh from Poland in the early 1900s. His Arcadia book chronicles the immigration of Poles to Pittsburgh in several waves.

Doo Dah Days Update

There will be no Doo Dah Days celebration in 2018. We are currently working to bring our event back outdoors in 2019. Check into this website page later in the year for updates on Doo Dah Days.