Program Schedule for 2015
(Free and open to the public, refreshments served)
February 9 – 7:30PM at Society Building
Rick Miller who portrays Abe Lincoln
Rick Miller is still back in 1850, he has a long way to go. He is writing a four-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln. While that would seem to be challenge enough, there are further issues as he describes himself as an independent scholar meaning in part that he has no university affiliation. Because of that, some scholars may consider him to be trafficking in Abraham Lincoln scholarship without the appropriate bona-fides. There's another issue; in 2007 doctors diagnosed Miller, 59, with Parkinson's disease. The affliction is not discernible to visitors yet Miller, while seated before his computer, does volunteer that he must be careful when navigating by mouse through his computer that he does not involuntarily click on the wrong file.
March 9 – 7:30PM at Society Building
Dorothy and her husband Chet have prepared a very interesting photo program entitled "My Hometown". The power point slideshow has been set to music which enhances your viewing pleasure and memories. The photos were taken in the Ellwood City Historical Society area. Dorothy is the First Vice President of the Ellwood City Area Historical Society. She is also very active in many other ventures including being a Rotarian, Church work, hiking and recycling.
April 13 – 7:30PM at Society Building
Fombell, named for early settlers, Lucian and Gabriel Fuer de Fombelle from France, is located between Zelienople and Ellwood City, PA. It encompasses the 16123 Area Postal Code and is located in three Townships in two Counties. Franklin and Marion Townships, Beaver County, Beaver County and part of Perry Township in Lawrence County. No wonder no body outside of the local area is quite sure where Fombell is! Even Some from the local area aren't sure! The Fombell Area Historical Society has acqurire the Hardy Chapel, in Hardyville. This will be the home of the Society to promote, present and preserve the Fombell area history.
May 11 – 7:30PM at Society Building
Dr. Kip Jones
Dr. Jones is always interesting; plus presentation of 2015 High School Senior Scholarships.Kip was born and raised in Ellwood City. His parents and grandparents were involved in the early business ventures of our town. Kip graduated from Lincoln High School in 1963. He attended DePaul University and then Medical Pediatric Internship at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, where he entered the Radiology program. Kip's love and admiration of Ellwood City, history, and education has permitted his continued scholarship awards sponsored by the Historical Society