vintage map showing location of the toll gate in new castle pa

The Road to Coal Town

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS Board Member & Volunteer) Sometime after John Stockman discovered coal in Lawrence County in 1810, it was …

page from fullerton ledger showing simple interest calcuations

Notes From a Schoolboy in the 1820s

By Robert Galbreath, Collections Curator October 28, 2017 Documents written by ordinary people – such as letters, diaries, meeting minutes, or even …

photo of exhibit poster showing rosie the riveter

We Can Do It – WWII exhibit

By Lorraine Petrus (LCHS Board of Directors) Our We Can Do It! World War II Exhibit is full of displays, events, programs …

architectural drawing of the new castle post office circa 1933. Provided courtest of Eckles Architecture and Engineering.

Post Office on the Diamond

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The Public Buildings Act The Public Buildings Act of 1926 authorized $50M for the construction of …

photo of mrs william wallace clendenin in red cross uniform

The Red Cross in Lawrence County

By Betty Hoover DiRisio (LCHS volunteer) The establishment of the American Red Cross in Lawrence County was due in large measure to …

photo of some tuskegee airmen from world war 2

The Story of the Tuskegee Airmen

By Stephanie Fulena (LCHS volunteer) “In 1925, an Army War College Study of black troops in World War l concluded that “blacks …

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