Pitcairn Historical Society
Sharing the history of Pitcairn, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

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February 7, 2011

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 10:39 PM

Attendance:  Carl Howard, Betty Lou Howard, Don Coulter, Louis Chandler, Sharon and Eric Wallhausen

 

Minutes were read by Eric Wallhausen.  Minutes were accepted as read. 

 

Old Business

 

1.  Louis Chandler reported that the project to have the 1890’s newspaper has come to a halt.  Pitt was interested in doing the project and withdrew due to costs and the time to commit staff would exceed their resources.  The site Historic Pittsburgh, a website at Pittsburgh University will put the pictures on their website which are compiled for the book.  The group is interested in the furtherance and preservation of the pictures beyond what PHS is able to do.

 

2.  Louis Chandler presented a copy of the book that he produced: “Early Families of Patton Township(Monroeville and Pitcairn) Pennsylvania as an example of what the book Pitcairn Historical Society is discussing producing.  The group discussed the project and Louis had many pages copied and ready to compile.  The group decided that we should proceed as soon as possible.  Louis will get an estimate for printing different batches. Eric motioned and Sharon seconded that the President, Carl Howard make the final decision with Louis on the number of books to print and order the first batch.

 

The group discussed having a link on the Pitcairn Website for a “store” to sell the books which Louis has produced for Monroeville/Pitcairn and future books. Founder’s Day if it happens will be another venue and here at the Museum.

 

3.  Carl Howard discussed the video of the flood which he took to Photo processing establishment on Forbes Road in Trafford.  The VHS will be converted to a DVD for 10.00 plus tax.

 

4. Letters were sent by secretary Sharon Wallhausen to Carl Thompson and Russell George as stated in the minutes of January requesting information and stories and providing them the website and telling them about the museum and how PHS intends to use their music. 


5. Founder’s Day:  The Borough Council did not address Founder’s Day. It was pushed aside.  The Co-sponsors; PHS, Pitcairn Businessman’s Association, and Renaissance Association. June:  Pitcairn Historical Month will not yet be introduced to the Borough.

 

 

Castle;  A donation was sent for the repair of the Castle and the tree and all display items from the First Responder room were recovered.  (The main display is still at the Westinghouse Castle). 

Lighting is also on hold as the consultant, Ken Wallhausen, is currently ill and unable to calculate the work. 



New Business

 

PHS plans to recover the remainder of the items at the Borough Building.  Kurt and Eric will carry the items down.  The rest of the cabinets will be left there as we do not have the room for more. 


Next meeting; March 7

 


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