The Apollo Area Historical Society will begin our new Sunday Evening Series on Sunday, March 3. Stay tuned to our web page or our Facebook page www.facebook.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2019 Schedule of Events
*Sunday, March 3 Dr. Tom Soltis from the Westmoreland County Community College will speak about the 1918 Flu Pandemic which ended in the spring of 1919, but not before leaving thousands dead.
*Sunday, April 7 Ms. Emily Ruby from the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh will present a program about the 5Oth Anniversary Display “Destination Moon” at the center.
*Sunday, May 5 Mr. Brady Crytzer, noted author, will tell us about the Brodhead Campaign on its 240th Anniversary.
*Saturday, June 15 Join us in our second annual tour as we visit both the old Apollo Cemetery and Riverview Cemetery and stop by the grave sites of some of Apollo’s notable citizens. Re-enactors will bring these people to life as they tell the stories of their contribution to Apollo’s history. The tours will take place throughout the two hours we are open and will take approximately an hour. Be prepared to walk all around the lower part of the cemeteries. The cost is $5 per person and is payable after you park. 2-4 p.m.*Sunday, July 14, 6:30 p.m. at the WCTU Building. Join us for “An Evening In Space” as we kick off the Moonlanding Celebration scheduled for Saturday, July 20. We will show “Apollo 11: The Eagle Has Landed” that starts with the beginning of recorded astronomy and continues through the Apollo 11 flight and re-entry to Earth. You’ll see some behind the scenes astronaut training as well as the history of the formation of NASA. The dvd includes information of the German scientists in WWII leaving Germany to get to the United States with their know-how of rocketry. It’s a fascinating 90 minutes of history.
*Saturday, July 20 Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration is being planned for Sat. July 20, 2019. Any organization/business/or individual interested in helping out, please contact the AAHS. We are planning now to have an amazing 50th Anniversary Celebration!!
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!