Some of the programs the society typically offers are:

logo for our events calendar 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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History of PA Dutch Folk Art

July 19, 2023 @ 6:30 pm 8:00 pm EDT

pennsylvania dutch art symbol with birds and flowers

Seating is limited! Make your reservation as soon as possible!

The Lawrence County Historical Society invites you to attend “The History of Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Art” on Wednesday July 19 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Our thanks to the Almira Foundation for making this event possible.


  • How Our State Became Known as Pennsylvania
  • Recruitment of Germans & Quakers to Settle Pennsylvania
  • Utilitarian Goods vs. Art
  • Art from the Earth
  • Art from Beneath the Earth
  • Salvage Art
  • Barn Art

Presented by Frances Halley, folk artist and illustrator. Halley is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, the Folk Art Society of America and the Guild of American Papercutters. She previously presented this program at the Center for Lifelong Learning at LaRoche University in the Fall of 2021.

Seating is limited! Make your reservation as soon as possible!

DATE: July 19, 2023
TIME: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Joseph A. Clavelli Cultural History Center, 408 North Jefferson St, New Castle PA 16101
RESERVATIONS: Reservations Required
COST: $5 per person


  • Call us at 724-658-4022
  • In person at our Annex office Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday between 11am-4pm, 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle PA 16101

About Lawrence County Historical Society
Lawrence County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich history of Lawrence County. The Society organizes various events, lectures, and tours throughout the year, offering a wealth of learning opportunities for its members and the wider community.

408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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