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

Latest Past Events

Rededication Ceremony: Western Reserve Harbor Pennsylvania Canal Historical Marker

New Castle School of Trades 4117 Pulaski Road, New Castle

The Lawrence County Historical Society’s Historic Sites Committee is pleased to announce its rededication ceremony of the Western Reserve Harbor (Northern Terminus) Pennsylvania Canal Historic Marker. The original historic marker mysteriously disappeared from its site several years ago. Since then, the LCHS Historic Sites Committee has diligently worked to raise funds to replace the original […]


Sports Hall of Fame Dinner (2024)

New Englander Banquet Center 3009 Wilmington Road, New Castle

Event details Help us celebrate! HALL of FAME INDUCTEESAnthony Ascione (baseball)Doug Bleggi (baseball)Mary Beth Acker Brecker (track, cross-country)Paul Cameron (track, cross-country)Matt DeSalvo (baseball)David Hasson (football)Allan Jackson (football)Ryenn Micaletti (basketball)Toni Wimer Prejsnar (track, cross-country, volleyball)Gary Roth (basketball, baseball)Sarah Shaffer Harrison (softball) HALL of HONOR RECIPIENTAlberta Kelly ELLIS HOFFMAN MEMORIAL TEAM AWARD RECIPIENT1981 Wilmington Area School District […]


1794 Whiskey Rebellion

Lawrence County Historical Society 408 North Jefferson Street, New Castle

Due to limited seating, reservations are strongly encouraged. The Lawrence County Historical Society’s Programs and Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce its upcoming ‘1794 Whiskey Rebellion’ speaker event. The 1794 uprising of farmers and distillers in Western PA was in protest of a whiskey tax enacted by the US Federal Government. Following years of […]