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We now meet quarterly. This new schedule was discussed at the first meeting this year on March 20, 2017. Members in attendance learned about the projects and activities planned for the upcoming year. “The Archives” the Historical Society newsletter, will continue to be printed nine times a year, March through November.
The Wilkinsburg Historical Society will meet on Monday evening, March 20 at 7:30 pm at South Avenue United Methodist Church in Wilkinsburg, using the left Ross Avenue entrance. The meeting will focus on current Society projects and an overview of plans for 2017. Members, guests and all who are interested in Wilkinsburg history are welcome to come. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.
The final 2016 meeting of the Wilkinsburg Historical Society will be held on Monday, November 21, 2016 at the Bella Luna Trattoria restaurant in Monroeville. This dinner meeting will feature master storyteller Stanislaus Ziolkowski “Stas” to entertain the gathering with a few of his interesting stories. For the Historical Society dinner meeting, WE WILL BE ORDERING INDIVIDUALLY FROM THE MENU, SO YOU CAN CHOOSE WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO EAT. The Bella Luna is located at 5060 William Penn Hwy, Monroeville, PA 15146, (on Route 22 between Pool City and Pat Catan) More information about the restaurant can be found on their website yourbellaluna.com The Historical Society will be gathering at 6:30 PM and we will be ordering dinners by 7:00 PM. BRING A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR TO BE A PART OF THE EVENING EVENT AS WE ENJOY THE FINAL MEETING OF THE YEAR! NO PRE-ORDER NEEDED, JUST COME AS YOU ARE AT 6:30 PM.
The storyteller Stas has begun a storytelling group, StoryShare, which meets in the Monroeville Public Library on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 in the program room. Anyone is welcome to come and learn more about the art of storytelling.
Stas is married to Terry Lee Ziolkowski who is a Wilkinsburg High School alumnus. The evening promises to be an enjoyable evening for anyone connected to Wilkinsburg!
The Wilkinsburg Historical Society will be meeting on Monday evening, October 17 to show the history of the Wilkinsburg Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber has its roots in 1893, just six years after the incorporation of Wilkinsburg, and has worked for 123 years to help the business community in Wilkinsburg. The Historical Society will feature a slide program of the businesses, highlights and issues over the years. This meeting will be October 17, 7:30 PM in the South Avenue United Methodist Church, using the left Ross Avenue entrance. Guests are always welcome and the meeting is free to attend.
The next meeting of the Wilkinsburg Historical Society will be Monday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in South Avenue United Methodist Church, using the left Ross Avenue entrance. The program for the evening is Jane Holmes – A woman who cared. This presentation will feature the history of the Holmes family and the amazing generosity of Jane. The public is welcome, the meeting is free and refreshments will be served following the program.
The next meeting of the Wilkinsburg Historical Society will be Monday evening, August 15 at 7:30 PM in South Avenue United Methodist Church, using the left Ross Avenue entrance. The program for the evening is the annual antique evaluation and discussion with Jeffrey Poole. Jeff Poole is an antique expert who has his own shop, On the Diamond Antiques in Ligonier for about twenty years. He has conducted antique evaluations for the Heinz History Center, for Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures and for various Historical Societies in the Tri-State area. Members, guests and anyone interested in antiques is welcome to come and bring a few items for evaluation. EVERYONE BRING A FEW ITEMS FOR EVALUATION. THERE IS NO COST TO HAVE YOUR ITEMS EVALUATED. THESE ARE VERBAL EVALUATIONS, NOT WRITTEN APPRAISALS. JEFF POOLES’ EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF ANTIQUES MAKES THE EVENING INFORMATIVE AND FUN. THE MEETING IS FREE TO ATTEND, GUESTS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE. REFRESHMENTS SERVED FOLLOWING THE PROGRAM.
The Wilkinsburg Historical Society will be showing the history of the Wilkinsburg High School at the next meeting of the Historical Society. The school and its 105 years of educating the teenagers of our town will be the topic of a slide presentation at the next meeting of the Wilkinsburg Historical Society on Monday evening, July 18 at 7:30 PM in the South Avenue United Methodist Church, using the left Ross Avenue entrance. Guests are always welcome.
Meetings of the Historical Society are free to attend and open to all.