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Historical society will host festival

Published: Mon, July 7, 2014 @ 5:38 a.m.


SPECIAL TO THE VINDICATOR During the New Castle Fireworks Festival on Saturday a new exhibit, “When Forges Roared,” will have its grand opening at Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 N. Jefferson St. Visitors will learn about the early stone iron furnaces, 19th century iron and steel mills and their modern counterparts. Also visit the Wall of Workers, which focuses on men and women mill workers. Admission is free.

Staff report


Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 N. Jefferson St., will host the New Castle Fireworks Festival on Saturday.

The day will include ethnic foods, crafts, games, ethnic diversity in art, dance, music and cultural traditions from noon to 10 p.m.

The event also will feature bus tours of the North Hill Historic District. Tours will leave from the corner of East Washington and East streets near PNC Bank at 1, 3 and 5 p.m. More than a dozen historic homes will be included as well as a tour of the Greer-Clavelli Mansion. The cost is $5 and seating is limited.

A program for children of all ages will begin at 7 p.m. in the society’s annex building. Model railroad enthusiast George Orr will demonstrate model railroading and will offer a craft for no cost.

The annual ice cream social will begin at 8 p.m. and feature ice cream, cake and other refreshments on the front porch of the mansion. Fireworks will begin at dusk.

A new exhibit, “When Forges Roared,” will have its grand opening during the festival, and after the festival it will be available for viewing free of charge from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, holidays excluded.

Bus shuttle service will be available. For information call 724-658-4022 or email lawchs@comcast.net.

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