Friday, November 03, 2006

Butler County History, Our Town in Allegheny, and an artist looking for a home

via Erieblogs:

Lucy Ladd Stratton was a painter from New Hampshire. She spent decades in Europe but called Erie PA her adopted hometown. She and her husband had money and built a library in West Swanzey, NH. She donated some of her paintings to the library. As for her others, when she died in 1937 she willed her paintings to the Library of Congress. All 1,568 of them. They're available there for viewing by appointment. The Stratton Free Library and Art Gallery still has five paintings on display. A few paintings are in the hands of private collectors. The Erie County Historical Society is the only other place her works can be seen. Her family would like to see some of her paintings on public display, perhaps in a show in New Hampshire or Erie, PA.
Or maybe Venango County?

"Something to be Desired" is a web based combo comedy/sopa opera set in Pittsburgh, The show is set at a radio station withthe call letters WANT. I'm thinking they should take a road trip to north...

OK, enough of the regionalism. Historian Drenda Gostkowsk will appear at Butler County Community College’s Succop Theatre in the Science, Technology & Cultural Center building on November 7, 2006 at 11 a.m. to speak about her experiences republishing Mrs. Massey Harbison’s 1825 memoir of her capture by and escape from an American Indian war party.

Ms. Gostkowski has also involved in placing a roadside marker at a mass gravesite of immigrant victims of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic. She serves on the Board of Director’s of John Roebling’s Historic Saxonburg Society and has an extensive collection of local oral history including the stories of former workers Saxonburg US Steel Sintering Plant, discussions by the employees of the Winfield Mushroom mine, and the tales of the former orphans from Concordia Orphanage.

The event is free and open to the public.

The Allegheny College Playshop Theatre continues its 2006-2007 season with Thornton Wilder's Our Town performed on Nov. 9, 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2:30 p.m. in the Playshop Theatre, located in Arter Hall on the Allegheny College campus.

Tickets for Our Town are $7.50 for adults; $5 for non-Allegheny students, senior citizens and Allegheny employees; and free for Allegheny students with identification. For more information or to order tickets contact the Playshop Theatre Box Office at (814) 332-3414.

1 comment:

Erik Schark said...

Hey, thanks for the mention. I noticed the link to the show is broken, though. It's actually

Our special zombie-filled Halloween episode is up right now. Enjoy.