Tag: local history

Sue Ireton, Elinka Keller, Betty Douglas Merrick Art Gallery On episode 15 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk about the intersection of fine art and history with Sue Ireton, Elinka Keller, and Betty Douglas of the Merrick Free Art Gallery in New Brighton, Pennsylvania.   SUPPORT COMMUNITY PODCASTING Let’s keep community-based local podcasting […]

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Sally Mahon & Jim Shanor Darlington Days Community Celebration On episode 13 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast–recorded live at the 2019 Darlington Days Community Celebration–we talk with event coordinator Sally Mahon and Parade Grand Marshall Jim Shanor of the Little Beaver Historical Society about the origins of the annual event, the dedicated volunteers […]

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Rachel Carson 112th Birthday Celebration On episode 5 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we attend the Rachel Carson 112th Birthday Celebration at the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and learn why the world renowned writer and environmentalist continues to be an inspiration and role model for so many residents of the Allegheny Valley. […]

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RCH Volunteer Spotlight Connie Rusek-Lichok & Linda Askren On episode 4 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we continue our special series with the Rachel Carson Homestead.  Guest host Jeanne Cecil talks with long-time RCH volunteers Connie Rusek-Lichok & Linda Askren about their personal interest in Rachel Carson and the valuable work they do to […]

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Brian Hager & Dennis Garret | North Country Trail Town On episode 12 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast, we talk with Brian Hager and Dennis Garrett of the Wampum Chapter of the North Country Trail Association, which maintains and manages the section of the NCT that passes through northern Beaver County and Darlington, […]

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Dave Foster & Judy Foster | Beaver County Bluegrass On episode 14 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk about bluegrass music in Beaver County with Dave Foster and Judy Foster, whose band East of Enon is part of small but vibrant community of local Americana musicians.  This episode launches our Beaver County Music […]

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Charles Townsend | Underground Railroad On episode 11 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast, we talk with Beaver County historian Charles Townsend about his family’s early abolitionist activism and the Underground Railroad in Beaver County.      SUPPORT LOCAL HISTORY Let’s keep local history alive for future generations!  If you like our podcast, please help […]

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Wendy Sisson | Rachel Carson’s Cottage On episode 3 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we continue our special series with the Rachel Carson Homestead.  Guest host Jeanne Cecil, executive director of RCH, talks with Wendy Sisson about the national significance of Rachel Carson’s summer cottage in Southport, Maine, and its very special relationship with […]

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Karen Florence & Florence Cuspard Lott | Beaver County Soul Food On episode 12 of the Beaver County History Podcast, we talk with Karen Florence and Florence Cuspard Lott about the African-American experience in Beaver County, and why it is important to recognize soul food as a significant part of black history and heritage.   […]

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Ryan O’Shea | Grove Cemetery On episode 10 of the Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast, we talk with Ryan O’Shea about the rich history of New Brighton, Pennsylvania and the movers and shakers who ended up in the venerable Grove Cemetery, final resting place to some of Beaver County’s most esteemed historical figures.     […]

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