Erie County Historical Society’s 2013 Sally Carlow Kohler Lecture Series

Consider joining ECHS for one of their new monthly lectures in 2013. Special thanks to their longtime member, Sally Carlow Kohler ,who underwrote the series. Thanks to her generosity, they are able to bring in out-of-town speakers. All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Cashiers House, 417 State Street. Members are free. Guests and non-members pay $5. Children 12 and under are free.

March 27th
Dialogue with Three Women
Sabina Freeman, Local Historian, Fairview Area Historical Society
Celebrate Women’s History Month with the ECHS. Sabina Freeman, will present an oral history of the Erie County community through the eyes of three woman who were apart of it.

April 17th
Preservation in Western NY
Tom Yots, Director of Preservation Buffalo Niagara
Tom Yots, the Executive Director of Preservation Buffalo-Niagara will take us on a journey through historic Buffalo and will discuss the challenges, triumphs, and lessons learned from Buffalo’s preservation experiences. Buffalo is widely regarded as a hallmark national model for their preservation efforts.

May 29th
Lost Erie
John Claridge, Ph. D., former Executive Director of ECHS
Go on a journey of joy and sadness, as Dr. John Claridge discusses his book, Lost Erie. This talk will document the splendor of our region’s architectural legacy and the unfortunate destruction of many historic buildings.

June 26th
The life and times of Colonel Strong Vincent
Tom Hanson, Local Historian and Re-enactor
We are all familiar with Strong Vincent High School as well as the statue of Strong Vincent on the bayfront, but who really was Colonel Strong Vincent as a person? What did he dress like, what were his interests? Find out the stories behind the man with, re-enactor Tom Hanson.

July 31st
The Civil War in Pennsylvania: A Photographic History
Rick Beard, Senior Adviser, Pennsylvania Civil War 150
War is Hell! Experience the struggles and challenges that the Civil War brought about in Pennsylvania through the lens of photographers of the era.

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