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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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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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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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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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FREE - Open to the Public

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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September 2019

Senator Vogel 55+ Senior Expo (2019)

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cascade Park, 1928 E Washington St
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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FREE - Open to the Public

Stop by and see us at the Sept 20 Senator Vogel 55+ Senior Expo Stop by our booth and learn about the free resources you can use for research. Discover our upcoming events. Sign up to be a volunteer. Become a member of the historical society. Or just stop by to say hello. Location: Cascade Park  

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October 2019

Christopher Columbus: His Rise and Fall

October 9 @ 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 October 9 at 7:00 pm for a FREE presentation for the public. Space is limited. Christopher Columbus: His Rise and Fall Enjoy Dr. John A. Nichols' fully illustrated PowerPoint talk on the life of the well-known European explorer Christopher Columbus. Learn about his four voyages to the Caribbean and Central America. Reference will be made to his naming of islands as well as his impact impact on the Spanish Empire. Discover the long-term effect this had on not…

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November 2019

The 19th Amendment to the Constitution (Women’s right to vote)

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson Street
New Castle, PA 16101 United States
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Join us at the Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 North Jefferson St., New Castle, on Wednesday November 6, 2019 at 7 pm for a look into the 19th Amendment to the Constitution (Women’s Right to Vote). This program is free and open to the public. Drs. Angela Lahr and Shannon Smithey of Westminster College will present the program. Women’s right to vote was originally introduced in Congress in 1878, but not passed until 1919. We celebrate the 100th anniversary of…

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December 2019

Open House with SANTA 2019

December 7 @ 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 our mansion that is beautifully decorated in a Victorian Christmas style FREE REFRESHMENTS FREE TREAT BAGS from Santa for the children PHOTO with Santa: feel free to take photos with Santa FREE and OPEN to the public (young and young at heart)

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