Historic Photography Show

Pennsylvania Room staff and volunteers are happy to announce the 2018 exhibit, titled “Historic Photography Show : A Sixteen Year Retrospective.” The exhibit will begin with an opening reception on Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00 pm and run through the end of the year. The reception is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

This is the 17th annual Historic Photography Show and it will feature selected photos from all of the past exhibits that committee members felt were the most interesting or unusual. Themes from the past include the railroad, churches, schools, hotels, restaurants, Fort Ligonier Days, coal and coke, farming, trout fishing, the Lincoln Highway, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, fire departments, the Diamond, and the 1950s. A special wall will honor some of the area veterans of World War II who were casualties of that conflict.

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The Show’s History and Mission

Binders from each of the Historic Photography Shows are available in the Pennsylvania Room featuring photos and documents. Stop by during normal Pennsylvania Room hours to take a look. For more information about this and other aspects of the Pennsylvania Room call the Ligonier Valley Library at 724-238-6451 and ask to speak to Shirley Iscrupe or email her at lvlparoom@ligonierlibrary.org.

The mission of the Historic Photography Show (as well as the smaller shows held throughout the year) is to present a facet of Ligonier Valley history that is interesting, educational and may have been overlooked in the past. In addition, the photographs and documents copied become a permanent part of the Pennsylvania Room collection. This is an ideal manner of preserving our history and provides patrons with a strong base from which to conduct research.

The Historic Photography Show is an exhibit put on by the Ligonier Valley Library’s Pennsylvania Room staff and volunteers. If you would like to be a volunteer, please stop by or contact the library at 724-238-6451 or lvlparoom@ligonierlibrary.org.