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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
7:00 P.M.
Community Rooms of Jefferson Hills Municipal Bldg.

The Extent of the Damage:
  Allegheny Arsenal 1862
presented by Sue Morris

The Historical Dilettante, Sue Morris, returns to the WJHHS this fall to recount one of Pittsburgh’s saddest days, September 17, 1862. On the same day as the Battle of Antietam, an explosion rocked Lawrenceville's Allegheny Arsenal, claiming the lives of 78 workers, most of them young women. Both society and community members are invited to join public historian Sue Morris and learn how this tragedy unfolded as well as its impact on the local community.

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
7:00 P.M.
Community Rooms of Jefferson Hills Municipal Bldg.

The Demon of Brownsville Road
presented by Bob Cranmer

Who would not enjoy a lovely boat ride down the Mon or up the Ohio River this summer? “Boats on the River” presented by Norene Beatty might provide just the vicarious experience desired. Inspired by letters written by early Pittsburgh settler James O’Hara who was purchasing a sailing ship, Norene Beatty tried to find out everything she could about the many boats that once graced the Ohio River. The result is the fascinating program Norene will relate at the WJHHS August meeting about the Ohio River’s boats from earliest times to those of the present day. Society and community members alike are invited to discover this history of the Ohio River through the boats that sailed upon it.