Officers & Board


(as of April 2018)

  • President: Dr. Robert D. Waddington
  • 1st Vice President: George Stefanis
  • 2nd Vice President: Lorraine Petrus
  • Secretary / Treasurer: Sam B. Biasucci
  • Executive Administrator: Kathi A. Wisniewski – over 35 years Accounting/Legal Secretarial experience
  • Financial Secretary: Anna Mary Mooney (Retired Administrator)
  • Newsletter Editor: Stephanie Fulena
    Stephanie Fulena has been working with the Historical Society since 1984. When teaching at Union Middle/High School, she collaborated with Beverly Zona to develop programs for her gifted students on local architecture and other subjects. She has been the Lawrence County Trivia advisor since it began in the 1980’s. As a Key Club Advisor at Union, Stephanie also began the tradition of having Union Key Club high school students decorate the Greer-Clavelli Mansion for the Christmas Season. In 2002, Stephanie became a member of the Board of Directors of the Historical Society. After her retirement from teaching in 2004, she acted as Coordinator and Moderator of Trivia Competition. Since then, she has written, edited, and published the Society’s newsletter, served as Program Director (bringing back our monthly programs for the public), curated the Fireworks Room, been a Program Presenter, and served as a tour guide. Stephanie is a graduate of Slippery Rock University, BS & MA and did graduate study at Westminster College. She is the Retired Gifted Coordinator, Distance Learning Coordinator, and Public Relations Director at Union Area School
Board of Directors
  • Heather Armstrong
  • Betty DiRisio
  • Sylvia Ewen
  • Rose Ann Fulena
  • Stephanie Fulena
  • Maryann Galiano
  • Jack Gill
  • Andrew Henley
  • George Orr
  • Denise Palkovich
  • Ed Petrus
  • Robert Razzano
  • Alfred Smith
  • Patricia Smith
  • David Updegraff
  • Thomas Weller

Directors Emeritus/Emerita

  • Joseph Clavelli – Director Emeritus
  • Lindy Lauro – Director Emerita
  • Amen Hassen – Director Emeritus (deceased)
  • Arthur Zarone – Director Emeritus (deceased)
Board's Pledge
The Board pledges to have our archives available to our members and the community, and to continue to care for the properties that have been trusted to us.

Please be assured that we will continue to be of assistance to you as both a REPOSITORY for your treasures that have a bearing on the History of Lawrence County and as a RESOURCE of historical information concerning our area and the many individuals and families who have had an impact on New Castle and Lawrence County.

Want To Become A Member Of The Lawrence County Historical Society?

Membership includes

  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Free tours of the museum
  • Announcements of upcoming events
  • Facility rental at reduced rates
  • Membership card is mailed as acknowledgement
  • Membership contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law

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