SPECIAL EVENT November 13 at 7:00 pm
The Lawrence County Historical Society has approximately 1500 pieces of clothing in our historical clothing collection. Society volunteer, Bonnie Lombardo Carlin, has been in the process of archiving this collection for the last three years. Styles from each decade from 1880 through 1970 are showcased Among the displayed items are …
Enjoy this excerpt from The Big Snow of 1950 in New Castle
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Some ARTICLES from our BLOG
By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Between 1883 and 1929, 1679 libraries were built in the United States with Andrew Carnegie Library construction grants. In 1900, New Castle requested $75,000 to build a library. The trade unions here protested the proposed gift claiming their low-paid wages effectively were underwriting his …
WHAT DOES WHAT HAPPENED 200 YEARS AGO ON LAKE ERIE HAVE TO DO WITH LAWRENCE COUNTY? By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) During the war of 1812 (our second war for independence) U.S. Navy Captain James Lawrence (photo) took command of the frigate USS Chesapeake. While leaving Boston he immediately …
By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) Harry, Sam and Abe Warner started out in the film business in a makeshift tent in the backyard of their Youngstown, Ohio home in the fall of 1906, purchasing a used projector and worn copy of “The Great Train Robbery”. After showing the film …
The Lawrence County Historical Society is a tax exempt, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. We are an all volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and display of the heritage of all the citizens of Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. We appreciate your support and interest.
The Lawrence County Historical Society has the largest collection of Shenango China in the world. More than 500 of its 3,000-plus pieces are on display!
The services we provide are quite varied and wide reaching. Here’s a sample of some of the valuable tasks our volunteers fulfill:
- sort and archive “found” objects in our attic
- sort and catalog donations
- help visitors from out of town research their ancestors
- set up displays in the museum
- scan and digitize our voluminous photo collection
- post historical information to our Facebook page
- write quarterly newsletters to the members
- sponsor free lectures and demonstrations to the community
- free ice cream and cake on Fireworks Weekend (July)
- write articles and books
- administer and run the office
- prepare the museum/mansion for weddings or special parties
Lawrence County Historical Society • an all volunteer nonprofit organization!