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Some of the programs the society 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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May 2018

History of Local Greek Restaurateurs

May 9, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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FREE - Open to the Public

Join Us on Wednesday, May 9 at 7pm. Presentation by Dr. Angelo Mitsos and George Stefanis. We  present "The History of Greek Restaurateurs in Lawrence County". Dr. Angelo Mitsos, the current owner of Coney Island, and George Stefanis, vice president of the Lawrence County Historical Society will be presenters of the program. They will have video and audio interviews of retired owners and children of original owners of present and long gone restaurants. The STEAK HOUSE: One of the restaurants, which is…

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July 2018

Annual Ice Cream Social and Children’s Program

July 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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FREE - Open to the Public

Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social and Children's Program "Toys on Parade" - FREE Museum Tours - and of course THE FIREWORKS   Event Schedule 8 pm to 10 pm Ice Cream Social:  FREE ice cream, cake and refreshments served on the front porch of the museum. From 8 pm until the start of the fireworks at 10 pm. 7 pm to 9 pm Children’s program (and adults young at heart): “Toys on Parade.” A display of antique toys from the Society’s…

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November 2018

A Constant Pleasure – Theodore Roosevelt in Oyster Bay

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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FREE - Open to the Public

Join Us for a Free Lecture on Wednesday, November 14 at 7pm. Presentation by Amy Verone discussing Theodore Roosevelt’s public career and his family life in Oyster Bay, New York. Sagamore Hill   Amy Verone grew up in New Castle and graduated from Neshannock High School in 1974. She majored in History at Washington & Jefferson College and earned a Masters in American Studies from George Washington University. Verone worked at the National Archives and the Smithsonian Institution before joining the National…

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December 2018

Open House with SANTA 2018

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Museum at the Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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FREE - Open to the Public

Santa will visit the mansion to check out our decorations. Children can visit with Santa for that “old fashioned” Christmas feeling. And even better yet, the kids can have their picture taken with Santa. Free tours of the mansion included. FREE TOURS of our mansion that is beautifully decorated in a Victorian Christmas style FREE REFRESHMENTS FREE TREAT BAGS from Santa for the children FREE PHOTO: children can get a photo with Santa by our photographer FREE and OPEN to the public (young and young at heart)

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February 2019

Larry Pugh: Black History in America 1620 to Present

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawrence County Historical Society (Medure Building), 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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FREE - Open to the Public

Join us on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 pm for our FREE program "Larry Pugh: Black History in America 1620 to Present" Most of the 10.5 million slaves who landed in North America came from Central and South America, not from Africa. In fact, about 380,000 slaves came by boat from Africa to North America. Pugh will give facts and figures about the Black experience here from 1600 to current times. He will speak of the long struggle of Blacks…

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March 2019

Back in the Day: Growing up in the Fifties

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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FREE - 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…

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May 2019

Lawrence County Trivia Competition (2019)

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2434 Wilmington Road
New Castle PA, 16105 United States
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Students from all county schools are invited to participate in this academic competition, answering history, geography, business, people, and sports questions about Lawrence County. The Lawrence County Historical Society will hold its Annual Trivia Competition at Northminster Presbyterian Church on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 9 AM. Boxes of questions may be purchased at the Historical Society's GIFT SHOP and in our ONLINE eSTORE. For over 30 years, the Lawrence County Historical Society has provided an opportunity for all Lawrence County…

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Lawrence County Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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Please join us at the Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson St., New Castle, on Tuesday, May 14 at 7 pm when Zenaida Bench will present a program about the history of the Lawrence County Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration and its founder’s , Mother Alexandra’s history. This program is free and open to the public. Monastery Chapel   Located just outside Ellwood City in Wayne Township, the Orthodox Monastery of the Transfiguration is a monastery for women under…

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July 2019

Annual Ice Cream Social and Children’s Program (2019)

July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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FREE - Open to the Public

Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social & Children's Program "Vintage Warner Looney Tunes" - FREE Museum Tours - FREE ice cream, cake & refreshments - and of course THE FIREWORKS   Event Schedule 7 pm to 8 pm vintage Warner Looney Tunes presented by the Historic Warner Cascade Theatre. Viewing is in the Medure Annex building. 8 pm to 9:30 pm Movie memorabilia on display in the Medure Annex building. 8 pm to 10 pm Ice Cream Social:  FREE ice cream, cake…

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August 2019

Ancestry – find your own (2019)

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Historic Warner Cascade Theatre Museum, 11 S. Mill Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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Join us August 14 at 1:00 pm for a FREE workshop for the public. Space is limited. RSVP today! The Historic Warner Cascade Theatre Museum and the Lawrence County Historical Society are co-hosting a free workshop for the public. Ancestry presented by Christine O'Neil Susany Learn how to search and find information on your family. Handouts will be given out. Also, you may want to bring your own notebook for any personal notes you may want to jot down. Space…

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