Springs Historical Society

Programs will be located in the Folk Meeting House located at 1711 Springs Road, Springs, PA 15562 unless otherwise indicated.

Old Canal Days
Apr 24, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Matthew Dodd
Matthew takes listeners back in time to feel what life was like for the men, women and children who ran the boats and tended the mules on the old canals and of the lock tenders who served dawn to dawn at the canal locks.  Matthew has collected a variety of songs written by the folks who were there, and he uses background stories (some humorous, some serious) to put the songs in the context of the times.  Matthew sings and plays acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjo and mandolin.

Shirley Temple Black
May 22, 7:30 PM
Speaker: JoAnn Peterson
Historical impersonator, JoAnn Peterson portrays Shirley Temple Black in original clothing worn by Shirley.

Voices from the Past
Jun 26, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Beth Holler Page
Listen to what the early founders of the Springs Historical  Society have to say from oral historys.

Society Picnic
Jul 24, 6:00 PM
Located at the pavilion located at the rear of the Springs Mennonite Church, Springs Rd., Springs,  PA.  In case of rain will be located at the Folk Meeting House.  Bring a covered dish and table service, meat and drink will be provided.

Souvenirs of War - What the GI''s Brought Home
Aug 07, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Paul Johnson
Presentation of US soldiers and their war souvenirs from WW II as well as from other wars.

Early Addison Citizens
Sep 25, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Old Petersburg/Addison Historical Society
Live re-enactments of interestsing Addision, PA citizens.

History of Cumberland via Historical Post Cards
Oct 23, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Albert Feldstein
Feldstein presents the history of Cumberland while viewing early post cards of the area.

Flight 93 National Memorial
Nov 13, 7:30 PM
Speaker: Brooke Neel, Henry Scully & Steve Clark
Flight 93 executive staff will provide an informative presentation on memorial features and updates, educational programming, the Visitor Center and Learning Center.

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