The Doughboy Centennial Celebration, 1921-2021
2021 Lecture Series
Lectures are on the third Wednesday of the month (except when noted). Lawrenceville’s Carnegie Library at 279 Fisk Street has opened up their lecture hall for live presentations. The library is located at 279 Fisk Street and the lectures start at 5:30 pm. Please wear a mask when attending. 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.
November 17, 2021
Anne Elise Morris, president of the Wilkinsburg Historical Society, will recount the effort and successful renovation of Wilkinsburg’s 105-year-old train station.
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. Go to “Resources” on the menu bar and open “Lectures” to see a video of this lecture.
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. Go to “Resources” on the menu bar and open “Lectures” to see a video of this lecture.