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Book Signing at the Ice Cream Social

July 9, 2016 @ 7:00 pm 8:00 pm EDT

book cover in hot pursuit

Signing to Benefit Lawrence County Historical Society

Coauthors, Susan Urbanek Linville and Elizabeth Hoover DiRisio, have scheduled a book signing for their new publication, In Hot Pursuit, The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad in Lawrence County, PA.

The signing will take place Saturday, July 9th, 7pm-8pm, at the Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 N. Jefferson Street, in conjunction with the Society’s Ice Cream Social.

The book includes stories about abolitionists and conductors who operated in Lawrence County during the years preceding the Civil War. It also highlights the Free-Black community, the importance of area ministers in rebuking slavery, and the county’s national participation in the fight against slavery.

Books will be available for purchase: cost $20.

photo of Dr Susan Linville

Author Susan Urbanek Linville

Susan received her PhD in biology from the University of Dayton and has been writing science scripts for Indiana University’s “A Moment of Science” PODcasts for several years. She has also written non-fiction books, children’s fiction, newspaper and encyclopedia articles, newsletters and short fiction.

She currently works part-time as Administrator for the Lawrence County Historical Society. [/column]

photo of Betty Hoover DiRisio

Author Betty Hoover DiRisio

Betty was born and raised in Lawrence County, and graduated from Laurel High School. She attended George Washington University in Washington DC. where she worked on mass tort (asbestos), toxic tort and tobacco litigation for the U. S. Department of the Navy and the U.S. Department of Justice.

She currently serves on the Boards of the Lawrence County Historical Society and the Historic Warner Film Center. 

Photo Credits: DiRisio photo used with permission from the New Castle News. Other photos by S. Linville.


July 9, 2016
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT
FREE – Open to the Public
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Lawrence County Historical Society
408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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