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.
March 17, 2021
Local historian, Phil Weber, presents the early history of the Overholt whiskey brand from 1810-1870. He will discuss the contributions of the brand’s founder, Abraham Overholt (originally Oberholtzer), as well as the contributions of Overholt’s grandson, Henry Clay Frick, in creating one of America’s oldest, continuously produced brands of whiskey. Go to “Resources” on the menu bar and open “Lectures” to see a video of the last part of the lecture.
May 19, 2021
Sue Morris, who writes the web blog “The Historical Dilettante,” will explore what life was like for ladies a century ago through the experiences of a lingerie buyer for the Joseph Horne Company. This lecture will explore the history of that downtown Pittsburgh department store, feature some fancy lingerie, and even take us on a trip to the Far East in 1920.
July 21, 2021
Phil Weber continues his history of the Overholt distillery operation in Southwest Pennsylvania. This lecture features the stewardship of Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Mellon. Phil will discuss the after effects of Prohibition and the eventual sale and removal of the brand from Pennsylvania to Kentucky.