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

Canceled Fireworks on the Lawn + Exhibit Tour (2023)

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA, United States

CANCELED EVENT - we recently learned that the launch location and height of the fireworks has changed. They are no longer visible from our lawn. It is with great regret that we have had to cancel our Fireworks on the Lawn. Welcome to our Annual Fireworks on the Lawn! The Lawrence County Historical Society is […]

Free

Alcohol & Ink on Tile Craft Event

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA, United States

One of the most popular hands-on art classes for adults and it requires NO prior experience. However, advance reservations are required. The Lawrence County Historical Society and the New Castle Public Library, in concert with the Almira Foundation, are pleased to announce their "Alcohol & Ink on Tile" craft event. Create colorful, vibrant designs on […]

$25

Alcohol & Ink on Tile Craft Event

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA, United States

Due to public interest, we are offering another Tile Craft Event. Join us on August 28th! This popular hands-on art class for adults requires NO prior experience. However, advance reservations are required. The Lawrence County Historical Society and the New Castle Public Library, in concert with the Almira Foundation, are pleased to announce their "Alcohol […]

$25

Finding Your African American Roots

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA, United States

Genealogists worldwide agree that one of the most challenging family lines to research are those of African American heritage. The Lawrence County Historical Society is proud to announce its upcoming "Finding Your African American Roots’ event" on August 30. The class will address several key topics including: Event presenter: Roland Barksdale-Hall EVENT IS FREE BUT […]

FREE

Holocaust Survivors of Lawrence County: Stories of Resilience and Rebuilding

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA, United States

Advance reservations are required as seating is limited. We invite you to join us September 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for a presentation of "Holocaust Survivors of Lawrence County: Stories of Resilience and Rebuilding." Learn about three Holocaust survivors who immigrated to and settled in Lawrence County; how these survivors started families, owned and […]

$5

Rebels on Lake Erie

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA, United States

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. We invite you to join us October 11 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm for a presentation of "Rebels on Lake Erie." A tale of intrigue, conspiracy, and adventure, set against the backdrop of the Civil War. The Lawrence County Historical Society is proud to announce its upcoming […]

$5

The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe

Scottish Rite Cathedral 110 E Lincoln Avenue, New Castle, Pennsylvania, United States

"The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe" dramatic presentation will take place on October 25, 2023 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral in the East Lodge Room. The Lawrence County Historical Society and the New Castle Public Library have partnered to host an enchanting evening performance of Poe stories and poems by author Mark Dawidziak […]

$15

THE FIRST FRONTIER: Native American Tribes of Western PA

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA, United States

This program is ideal for students and adults alike!Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly encouraged. The Lawrence County Historical Society is proud to announce its upcoming speaker event, “The First Frontier: Native American Tribes of Western PA” as presented by Brady Crytzer. Mr. Crytzer teaches history at Robert Morris University and is the narrator […]

FREE

The Important Role of Western PA African Americans in the Civil War

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle, PA, United States

Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly encouraged. The Lawrence County Historical Society (LCHS), in recognition of Black History Month, is proud to present its upcoming speaker event, The Important Role of Western PA African Americans in the U.S. Civil War. Speaker Michael Kraus, a well-known Civil War historian, currently works as curator/historian for Soldiers […]

FREE