2015/2016 Program


Wednesday, September 23, 2015  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
Behind the Stage Door
Rich Engler, Concert Promoter & Music Producer
Wednesday, October 14, 2015  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
The Korean War as Seen through the Eyes of a Peasant
Katie Schell & Pega Crimbchin

Saturday, October 24, 2015  -- Bus Departs SVHS at 9:00 a.m. and Returns 5:00 p.m. --  Akron, Ohio
Field Trip to Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Cost:  $45 per person (includes motor coach transportation, admission & box lunch)
Deadline for reservations:  Friday, October 2, 2015
Details will be published in the September issue of Signals,
or contact us at 412-741-5315 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
Six Western Pennsylvania Medal of Honor Winners
Michael G. Kraus, Curator of Collections, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum

Wednesday, January 20, 2016    --    7:30 p.m.    --    Old Sewickley Post Office
George Washington Walked Here:  Washington’s Six Visits to Western Pennsylvania
Gary Augustine, Historian

Wednesday, February 3, 2016  --  Robert Morris University
A Joint Dinner Meeting with Ben Avon Area Historical Association & Moon Township Historical Society
Sponsored by Moon Township Historical Society
The History of Robert Morris University
Details to be announced

Wednesday, March 23, 2016  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
Pennsylvania Coal Mining Songs & Folklore
Jay Smar, Folk Musician

Wednesday, April 20, 2016  --  7:30 p.m.  --  Old Sewickley Post Office
Steamboats on the Western Waters
Danny Back, Historian

Friday, May 20, 2016  --  6:00 p.m.  --   Old Sewickley Post Office
Annual Meeting
A Night At The Society (members only)

Board of Directors

President: Harton Semple
Vice President: Vacant
Secretary: Mary Beth Pastorius
Treasurer: Connor Cogswell


  • Gloria Berry
  • Charlotte Bober
  • Hal Bonnett
  • Brewster Cockrell
  • Edward Harrell
  • Marian Miller
  • Jean Sebolt
  • Ian Semple
  • Joe Zemba

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