Lawrence Park Celebrates 90 Years

The Lawrence Park Historical Society will host a 90th anniversary celebration of the founding of Lawrence Park Township Saturday, September 17th from 10 am to 6 pm.

Activities and events include:

  • Historical tours
  • An artisan and craft fair
  • Art contest
  • Special presentations
  • Children’s activities
  • And 1920s themed activities

Food will be available for purchase at various locations.

Admission to the celebration is by buttons. Festival buttons are $5 and may be purchased at The Shoppe on Main Street, The Lawrence Park Dinor, Dabrowski’s and the Lawrence Park Historical Society’s office. The Society’s office is located in the Township Building, 4230 Iroquois Avenue and is open weekly, Thursday 2-4 pm and Saturday 12 am – 2 pm.

The horse-drawn carriage tours of Lawrence Park will have limited seating and require a separate ticket. Tours are scheduled for 1 pm to 3 pm during the Fest. Tickets are available to purchase ahead of time at the Society. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up and $5 for children 12 and under.

Coffee in the Park is sponsoring an Art Contest. Participants may submit entries to one or both of the following categories: Lawrence Park or Life in the 1920s. Entry forms are due by September 1st and may be picked-up at the Society or through contacting Rachel Van Dyne via email at rae_sheridan@yahoo.com. Artworks will be displayed at the Township Building during the Festival and winners determined by public vote. Contest winners will have their works featured at the Coffee in the Park coffee shop during the month of October.

The Society would also like to collect stories from past and present residents and share them during the festival. If you would like to share your favorite memories of Lawrence Park, please mail or deliver materials to the Society, 4230 Iroquois Avenue, Erie, PA 16511. Following the event, stories will be added to the Lawrence Park Historical Society archives.

For more information about the festival or the Society please contact them at 814-899-1505, or visit the festival Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LPHistoricalSocietyFest.

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