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Lecture highlights musical career of Earl Lawrence

On April 15, 2020 7:00 – 8:30 pm local historian Johnny Johnson will present a pictorial presentation and discussion of Earl Lawrence’s teaching career in the schools of Erie County. This program will highlight Lawrence’s musical life and role in … Continue reading

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24 new state historical markers approved

Fighter’s Heaven, the training camp of heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali; Gloria Casarez, a Latinx activist for LGBTQ civil rights; Parker’s Landing petroglyphs, a series of Native American rock engravings at one of the most significant archaeological sites in Pennsylvania; … Continue reading

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Edinboro Area Historical Society hosts guest curator

Becky Weiser, Curator at the Erie County Historical Society, will speak at the Edinboro Area Historical Society’s March 18, 2020 meeting where she will discuss her work with the society’s large museum collection. Weiser leads a staff researching catalog records … Continue reading

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Museums and historic sites respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Museums and historic sites all across the country are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by cancelling and rescheduling events, temporarily closing doors, and disinfecting surfaces that are well-used, such as door handles, chairs, tables, countertops, etc. The situation is being … Continue reading

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Northwest PA Maple Syrup Producers Taste & Tour Weekend

The Northwest Pennsylvania Maple Syrup Producers Association’s annual Taste & Tour Weekend is March 14 – 15, 2020. Over two days, more than 15 sugarhouses will be open and available for the public to tour 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. … Continue reading

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Spring events at the Little Church on the Hill near Albion

The Elk Creek Township Historical Society invites you to attend one or more of their March events. Maple on the Hill March 14, 2020 12:00 – 3:00 pmTry some yummy maple syrup treats and learn how maple syrup was made … Continue reading

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Penn State University Press publishes history of Behrend’s Glenhill Farmhouse

Written by Richard L. Hart, Director Emeritus of the John M. Lilley Library at Penn State Behrend, Glenhill Farm details the story of the Behrend family estate as revealed in the correspondence between the architect, R. Brognard Okie and Ernst … Continue reading

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Northwest PA Alliance for Response offers Active Shooter training

Would you know what to do if you were faced with an active shooter situation? Active shooter incidents are often unpredictable and can happen anywhere. This classroom-based training session could make the difference in how you react in an emergency … Continue reading

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Maple Sundaes at Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum this October

October Sundaes are back again at Hurry Hill Maple Farm Museum! Open every Sunday in October from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The maple museum is staffed by volunteers from the Edinboro Area Historical Society. These folks greet visitors, encourage … Continue reading

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CSX Pride in Service to make a big show in northwestern Pennsylvania

Following in the 2017 footsteps of C&O “Chessie” locomotive #8272, the THREE recently christened “CSX Pride in Service” locomotives are scheduled to visit the grounds of Erie Wabtec/GE where they were built. They will then move to Lake Shore Railway … Continue reading

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