Harry T. Burleigh and the Lawrence Family to be Honored

Dedication ceremony of street markers acknowledging Harry T. Burleigh and the Lawrence family contributions to Erie and its History scheduled for Thursday, May 16 at 10:00 a.m.

In June 2012 the Erie City Council passed ordinances recognizing the accomplishments of Harry T. Burleigh and the Lawrence family in shaping the history of Erie and Erie County. On Thursday May 16th at 10:00 a.m. in the Bagnoni Council Chamber at City Hall the Harry T. Burleigh Society will present a short program denoting the contributions of both families. Following the ceremony there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at East 3rd Street from French to Holland Streets commemorating Harry T. Burleigh, and then at West Front Street from Sassafras to Myrtle Streets commemorating the Lawrence family. The ceremony is opened to the public.

To learn more about the Harry T. Burleigh Society and the Lawrence family, visit the following websites:

http://erie-african-americans.wikispaces.com/
http://burleighsociety.org/

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