The Apollo Area Historical Society will begin our 2020 Sunday Evening Series on Sunday, April 5. 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 email@example.com.
Our 2020 Schedule of Events
*Sunday, August 2 6:30 p.m. W.C.T.U. Building. The public is invited to attend the first of our 2020 Sunday Evening Series programs, “Pennsylvania Trolleys” presented by Dennis Cramer. Mr. Cramer has volunteered at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum for over 25 years and recently retired as the Chief Instructor of the Operations Department. He has appeared on a variety of television programs including Rick Sebak’s “A History of Pittsburgh in 17 Objects”. He is the author of “The Trolleys of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania”, co-authored “Allegheny Valley Trolleys” and is currently working on a book on Pittsburgh. He has done trolley presentations for the Armstrong County Historical Society, Allegheny Valley Historical Society, Armstrong County Genealogical Society and St John’s Lutheran Church in Kittanning. Mr. Cramer taught music at Ford City High School for 31 years. The program will consist of “then & now” images and maps of the Pittsburgh & Allegheny Valley Railway Company that ran from Leechburg to Apollo. The program is free, but donations are always welcome. Refreshments will follow after a question & answer period with Mr. Cramer.
*Sunday, September 6 6:30 p.m. W.C.T.U. Building.Author Karen Vogel “Amish Knitting Series”
*Saturday, September 26 AAHS 50th Anniversary Banquet at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Apollo Travel back in time to 1970 when the first meeting of the newly formed Apollo Area Historical Society met. Doors open at 5:30 with the program starting at 6:00. Tickets are on sale now $15 at the W.C.T.U. Building on Weds. & Sats. from 11 to 2 or online for $17…just scroll down to the bottom of this page. Or contact the AAHS for more information.
*Sunday, October 4 6:30 p.m. W.C.T.U. Building. Heinz History Center “Suffrage: The Road to the Vote for American Women”. $5.00 donation.
Sunday, November 1 6:30 p.m. W.C.T.U. Building. Tom Metzgar “Caves Of Western PA”.
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!
Note: Our program has been rescheduled as part of Nellie Bly’s birthday celebration next year! *Sunday, May 2, 2021 6:30 p.m. W.C.T.U. Building. Heinz History Center “Notable Women Of The Keystone State”. $5 donation.
50th Anniversary of the AAHS Banquet Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 at the 1st Evangelical Lutheran Church, Apollo, PA.