The Doughboy Centennial Celebration, 1921-2021
2021 Lecture Series
Lectures are on the third Wednesday of the month (except when noted). We will be doing online Zoom lectures until Lawrenceville’s Carnegie Library at 279 Fisk Street will open up their lecture hall for live presentations. Zoom lectures start at 7pm. If you would like us to send you a link to our upcoming Zoom lecture, e-mail us at Foster15201@gmail.com to request a link to the lecture as soon as we can generate it.
July 21, 2021
Local historian, Phil Weber, continues his history of the Overholt whiskey brand. He discusses the stewardship of Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Mellon, Prohibition, and Overholt’s move to Kentucky. Go to “Resources” on the menu bar and open “Lectures” to see a video of the first part of the lecture.
September 15, 2021
Authors Tom Powers and Jim Wudarczyk will give you the inside story on their upcoming book, The Allegheny Arsenal Handbook. This lecture will show some of the surprising stories the two found as they were putting together this 340-page book detailing the history of this forgotten U.S. Army Ordnance Depot. The Allegheny Arsenal was Lawrenceville’s original “anchor” business and there is much more to the story than the 1862 explosion.
October 20, 2021
Jim Wudarczyk returns to our lecture series to talk about his recently published book covering the rise and fall (and maybe rise again) of the brewery in a book entitled The Goddess of Grain. Jim will recount the early years of the brewery; the battle for financial solvency; a look at Iron City Brewing after it emerged from bankruptcy; and the fight between local preservationists and the property owners.