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 email@example.com.
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 “Allegheny Burning”. Mr. Brady Crytzer, noted author, will tell us about the 240th Anniversary of the Brodhead Campaign. In 1779 George Washington launched what would be his most successful campaign of the entire American Revolution: the destruction of Iroquoia. A three pronged attack from all directions, the Sullivan-Clinton-Brodhead Campaigns reduced the Haudenosaunee world to ashes and ended a centuries’ old way of life.
*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 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Apollo Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration is being planned now. Any organization/business/or individual interested in helping out, please contact the AAHS. We are planning now to have an amazing 50th Anniversary Celebration! Follow us here or on Facebook.
*Sunday, Sept. 8 6:30 p.m. at the W.C.T.U. Building. Stan Gordon will present “Astonishing PA Encounters: Past & Present” referring to some of the most famous & unusual encounters of UFO’s, Bigfoot, and other strange cases. Learn about the latest local sightings. Do monsters really exist?!
*Sunday, October 6 Dr. Tom Soltis from the Westmoreland County Community College will be back to speak about the 1918 Flu Pandemic. Tom was with us in March but due to a snow storm, the attendance was low. You don’t want to miss this exciting & informative presentation.
*Sunday, November 3 6:30 p.m. at the W.C.T.U. Building. Dr. Stephen Coleman will give a presentation about the Battle of Gettysburg based on his book “Discovering Gettysburg”. More than just a history of the battle, it also is a memoir and travelogue as it introduces the reader to the modern town of Gettysburg, and the influential characters (living and dead) that have left such a profound influence on our psyche.
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!