Some of the programs the society typically offers are:
Monthly lecture series with guest speakers • Museum tours • Walking tours of historic New Castle • Lawrence County Trivia Competition • Sports Hall of Fame • Fireworks exhibits • Ice cream social • Membership & Friends Dinner • Haunted History Walking Tour • Mistletoe Magic • Open House with Santa
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Back in the Day: Growing up in the Fifties
March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDTFREE - Open to the Public
Join us March 13 @ 7 pm for a nostalgic evening of the 1950’s
The Lawrence County Historical Society will present a program on March 13 at 7 p.m. about growing up in the fifties in New Castle.
“Back in the Day: Growing up in the Fifties” is the title of Lou Palumbo’s latest book which takes one back in time to an era of a bustling downtown, stay-at-home moms, and playing with friends without the help of video games and cell phones. The program will bring back memories of everything from the milk man, carnivals, drive-in-theaters, to collecting toy trains.
Palumbo is the owner of the Underground Railroad Shoppe on Wilmington Road. Since collecting trains from a young age, he decided to open his store in 1985. It is full of vintage and new trains, everything needed for layouts and collections, and a beautiful O gauge train layout in a large back room which is open to the public from November to January. He writes a monthly column called “Views from the Underground” for “Classic Toy Trains” magazine.
This nostalgic evening is free and open to the public. His latest book about growing up in the fifties along with his first book, “I’ve Never Met a Train I Didn’t Like,” will be available that evening for purchase.
The Historical Society is located at 408 N. Jefferson St. For more information call 724-658-4022 or visit www.lawrencechs.com.