Pitt-Bradford, Landmark Society to Hold “Bits of Bygone Bradford”

Allegheny National Forest Visitors BureauBRADFORD, PA – May 4, 2018 – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, in collaboration with the Bradford Landmark Society, will present “Bits of Bygone Bradford” May 10 and 17 at Marilyn Horne Hall in downtown Bradford.

Each historical session will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the first floor assembly room. The cost is $15 per session or $25 for both sessions. Light refreshments will be served.

In the first session on May 10, Sally Costik, curator of the Landmark Society, will present, “If These Walls Could Talk” about some of Bradford’s seemingly normal, deceptively interesting homes.

In the second half, Dean Fox, a director of both the Landmark Society and the Penn Brad Oil Museum and an oil field worker in his youth, will present the back-story of Bradford’s Solomon Dresser. Dresser invented the Dresser coupling for use in large-scale industrial pipes and was the founder of S.R. Dresser Manufacturing Co. and member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1903-1907.

In the second session, retired firefighter Jim Long will discuss the Firemen’s Monument in Oak Hill Cemetery, which was dedicated during Old Home Week celebrations in 1909 as a tribute to al volunteer firefighters.

In the second half, local historian Bob Longnecker will share stories of his family’s participation in the Civil War and display authentic artifacts from his collection.

For more information or to register, contact the Pitt-Bradford Division of Continuing Education and Regional Development at 814-362-5078 or contined@pitt.edu.


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