Thursday, March 31, 2011

East Liberty Valley History Program

Come and enjoy an evening about the history of the East Liberty Valley, Thursday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. at 200 North Highland Ave. (corner of Broad St.).

Sponsored by the East End/East Liberty Historical Society and the East Liberty Quarter Chamber of Commerce, this event will start with a wine and cheese social hour, followed at 6 p.m. by a talk by Dr. Charles McCollester on “Three East Enders to Love -- George Westinghouse, Billy Conn, and Gene Kelly.”

Dr. McCollester will be sharing this and other perspectives from his new book, The Point of Pittsburgh, now being sold in all major bookstores. He is a retired professor of Labor History at Indiana University. Copies of Dr. McCollester’s book will be available for sale.

Also featured will be a showing of the latest DVD of the photography of Charles “Teenie” Harris. Teenie Harris (1908–1998) photographed the events and daily life of African Americans for the Pittsburgh Courier, one of the nation’s most influential Black newspapers.

Come and enjoy sharing the history of this great neighborhood, the East Liberty Valley. Bring a friend. For more information, contact Al Mann, President, East End/East Liberty Historical Society,

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