- Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2020 21:56
We Can Do It! WWII– Opening Night Reception
The Donora Historical Society, in partnership with the Senator John Heinz History Center of Pittsburgh and the Donora Public Library, will be hosting the “We Can Do It! WWII” traveling exhibit from Saturday, February 1, 2020 to Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in the lower level Community Room at the Donora Library. This is our attempt to not only bring people to Donora for their interest in history, but to also involve the local community in showing the “good” that Donora and the Mid-Mon Valley has to offer to the rest of the Mon Valley and beyond with history, culture and goodwill.
Our Opening Night reception will take place on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the Heinz History Center are expected to attend, along with university professors and distinguished guest. Live WWII-era songs will be sung by a local performing arts director. A “Taste of Donora” will also round out the event with heavy hors d’oeuvres. All our welcome. This is a free event, but donations will be accepted.
To learn more about the exhibit and the schedule of events, please consult our website and click on “WWII Exhibit 2020”.
Annual Membership and Fund Drive
Started in 1946, forward-looking thinkers in Donora had the presence to start collecting artifacts related to our town and assembling them into a collection that we are proud to display to this day at the Smog Museum of the Donora Historical Society. January marked the start of our annual membership and fund drive that helps preserve that collection. If you were a Historical Society member in 2019, we thank you for your support. If you haven’t been a recent member, we are reaching out to you to see if you might be interested in supporting some of the new and exciting things that we have planned at the Smog Museum in 2020.
Consult our website and then click on the “About Us” page to read about our past accomplishments -- all completed by a volunteer staff, and information about how to join the Society ($15/person or $25/family), to simply make a donation or become a volunteer. You can request a formal membership/donation form by sending us an email or call us and leave a voice message. Or you can simply make a check out to the "Donora Historical Society" and mail it to:
Donora Historical Society
P.O. Box 522
Donora, PA 15033
If you have any questions about past accomplishments, future projects, or anything else at the Historical Society, feel free to stop by, send us an email or give us a call and someone will be more than happy to return your message and talk to you in depth about anything you might like to discuss. Your continued support goes a long way in keeping the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum up and running and preserving Donora’s past.
Eldora Park Walking Tours
Our fourth annual Eldora Park Walking Tours (3) are scheduled for Sunday, March 22 at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 4 at 12 noon and Saturday, April 18 at 12 noon. The tours start at the Smog Museum in Donora with a photo and newspaper article presentation on Eldora Park. We will then drive the three miles to conduct the walking tour portion in the Eldora section of Carroll Township on the historic Wickerham farm. The cost is $12 per person and you should allow two hours for the presentation and walking tour. Please contact the Historical Society to RSVP as space is limited. You will be contacted to confirm the date(s) of the tour(s). If you have any questions about our Eldora Park Walking Tours, please consult our website and click the “Eldora Park Walking Tour” tab, or contact the Historical Society.
If you have additional questions about the subjects mentioned above, the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment (with at least a week’s notice), email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com, call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message, visit us on the web at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org, or follow us and Like Us on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”