Tag: local history

Public History History Leadership Matters Leadership is not about a title or job designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire others. ~Robin S. Sharma, author   TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP Most people who have guided successful organizations […]

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Fritz Ottenheimer Patriotic Duty      Fritz Ottenheimer was born in Kontanz, Germany. He was able to escape Germany along with his family and come to the United States before the darkest days of the Holocaust. Speaking of the atrocities that the world–and especially Jews–suffered at the hands of Nazi Germany during World War […]

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Victor Miesel In All Those Years In this episode of the podcast, WWII Army Air Corps veteran Victor Miesel of Tionesta, Pennsylvania talks about his coming home from the Pacific Islands at age 26.  At age 80, Victor realized that his family had never asked him about his service, and so he decided to share […]

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Jim Thomas Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society & Heritage Museum On episode 7 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we visit with Jim Thomas of the Allegheny Valley Historical Society & Heritage Museum in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.  We talk about the origins of the museum, its stunning 1930s art-deco style building, amazing industrial heritage exhibits, its connection […]

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Lauraly Burnecke & Bob Porter Beaver County Genealogy & History Center   On episode 17 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with Lauraly Burnecke and Bob Porter of the Beaver County Genealogy & History Center.   SUPPORT COMMUNITY PODCASTING Let’s keep community-based local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue […]

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That’s Loss WWII Voices from Lighthouse Pointe On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, we hear the voices of six WWII veterans from Lighthouse Pointe independent living community in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania–all of whom are no longer with us to share their stories and experiences.     […]

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Vittorio Zippi Shoot My Cousins On this episode of Argot: Audio Short Stories from the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Collection, WWII veteran Vittorio Zippi of Jeannette, Pennsylvania grew up in the mostly Italian community of Crabtree and was among the first to be drafted into the army during WWII.  “Would you shoot the Italians?” […]

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Christopher Padgett Beaver County Stories On episode 16 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with Beaver County filmmaker Chris Padgett about the importance of storytelling to help us better understand our history, communities, and ourselves.   SUPPORT COMMUNITY PODCASTING Let’s keep community-based local podcasting alive!  If you like our podcast, please help us continue […]

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Michael Kishbucher Legends & Lore of Little Beaver Creek On episode 14 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast recorded and broadcast live at the 2019 Darlington Days Community Celebration, guest host and noted paranormal investigator Tony Lavorgne talks with Darlington native Michael Kishbucher about his latest book Legends & Lore of Little Beaver Creek, […]

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Matt Cumberledge Greene County Historical Society On episode 6 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we visit with executive director Matt Cumberledge of the Greene County Historical Society to talk about his passion, vision, and innovative educational, media, and community outreach programming at Southwestern Pennsylvania’s largest local historical museum.     SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s […]

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