2021 Programs & Events

The Apollo Area Historical Society will begin our 2021 Sunday Evening Series on Sunday, April 4.  Stay tuned to our web page so you don’t miss a single program!  Most of the programs will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the WCTU Building/Museum on N. 2nd Street, Apollo.  Many of the programs are free, but donations are always appreciated. For more information, call 724-478-2899 or email apollopahistory@gmail.com. Due to the covid virus, please call ahead to be sure the program is still happening! Thank you.

*Sunday, June 6  “Exploring The Caves Of Western Pennsylvania” with Tom Metzgar  6:30 p.m. Drake Log Cabin. Free to the public. A great time was had by all!!

*Sunday, August 1, 2021 “The Story of Miss Amy Snyder: Beloved Teacher and Librarian of Apollo” presented by Wendy Minik. Wonderful program, great attendance. Thanks to all who came out & especially to Wendy “Amy” Minik!

*Saturday, September 18, 2021 Apollo Area Historical Society 50th + 1 Anniversary Banquet Wonderful Event!! Thanks to all who participated!

*Sunday, October 17 Four Museum Tour includes Apollo, Vandergrift, Leechburg, and Hyde Park. 1-5 p.m. A shuttle bus will go from museum to museum.

*Saturday, October 23 Our Drake Log Cabin will be open during Apollo’s Fall-o-ween Event from 1-5. Join us at the cabin for pie and apple cider as we celebrate the season!

*Sunday, October 31   “The Haunted Cabin”  Old movie thrillers (PG-13)  will be shown at the cabin to celebrate Halloween.   6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Bring snacks & blankets to sit on.

*CHANGE OF DATE!! Sunday, November 14, 2021 Trolleys of Western PA presented by Dennis Cramer. 6:30 p.m. WCTU Building. The Pittsburgh & Allegheny Valley Railways Company was one of two trolley lines in Armstrong County. Both began as independent entities and were eventually purchased and operated by West Penn Railways. The P&AV ran between Apollo & Leechburg along the Kiskiminetas River in the valley that has hosted river, canal, railroad, highway and trolley transportation over the years. The P&AV, like many small town trolley companies, had high expectations, but was never able to achieve those destinations included in its name. This program will feature now and then images, maps and personal reflections of a small part of rural Pennsylvania.  Free to the public. 6:30 p.m. WCTU Building.

If you know of someone who has an interesting tale to tell, please let us know as we are always on the lookout for presenters!

2022 Calendar

Sunday, April 3, 2022 “The Story of Massa Harbison, Murder, Kidnapping, and Escape” presented by Laurie Beck. Laurie, great great-granddaughter of Massa Harbison, will present a program about Massa and her kidnapping by the Seneca Indians. There will be a  presentation followed by a question/answer period. Refreshments will follow the program. Admission is FREE, but donations are always welcome. 6:30 p.m. WCTU Building.

Sunday, May 1 2022 “Suffrage: The Road To The Vote For American Women”.  Heinz History Center program.  $5 admission.  We hope to have this program someday!

Sunday, June 5, 2022 “Notable Women Of The Keystone State”.  Heinz History Center program $5 admission. 6:30 p.m. WCTU Building. We will post when it is rescheduled.

4 thoughts on “2021 Programs & Events

  1. Alicia Hall (Harley) July 24, 2019 / 5:16 pm

    When did Apollo stop the week long moonlanding celebration? I remember as a kid that was the highlight of the summer.

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  2. BigB May 11, 2021 / 8:38 am

    Hope I can make it home on August 1st for Wendy’s presentation on Miss Amy Snyder who was my 1st grade teacher. We started the year in the old elementary school before moving to the new school beside Owen’s Grove. My !st grade classroom in the old building is still standing. Looks like it has been converted to an apartment..

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  3. BigB May 11, 2021 / 8:40 am

    The above comment was posted by Bernie Blystone…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Apollo Area Historical Society May 11, 2021 / 8:52 am

    I hope you can make it also! The building is now privately owned; not sure if it’s a single home or apartments. Thanks for your interest.


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