ellwood city historical society

Ellwood City Area Historical Society Membership Meeting Recap

The January 8, 2018, Ellwood City Area Historical Society meeting held at the National Grind Coffee Shop was opened with Everett Bleakney welcoming everyone and explaining the mission of the Historical Society which is to protect, promote and preserve the Ellwood City area History and to make it accessible to the people of Ellwood City. Bob Morabito led the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. A past president, Jim Hockenberry was called to install the following Officers and Board members to serve for the year 2018 Officers: President – Everett Bleakney 1st Vice President – Dorothy Buquo 2nd Vice…


Old Photo Friday: 1989 Snowy Ellwood City

This week’s Old Photo Friday theme is snowy Ellwood City in 1989. The date the photos were taken is listed as 12/15. These photos bring back a lot of memories for us here at the office, if they do the same for you please feel free to tell us below or on Facebook! We hope these photos get you in the holiday spirit, and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Photos provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society


Ellwood City Historical Society Upcoming Events

Upcoming events at the Ellwood City Historical Society: December 2 through January 23 – Heinz – WWII Traveling Exhibit January 8, 2018 – Speaker Bob Rivers February 12, 2018 – Speaker Dan Burns  March 12, 2018 – Speaker Ryan Kegel “We Can Do It” – WWII traveling Exhibition, Free Admission (happening now) The History Center is open in December 2017 on Wednesdays and Thursdays 12 noon to 4pm. In January 2018 the History Center will be open Saturday 6, 2018 from 11am to 4pm.; then every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday January 12 noon to 4pm. Groups may schedule tours by…


Old Photo Friday: 1980’s Business Openings

This week’s Old Photo Friday theme is Business Openings – old businesses, that is! The following photos were taken at the then new Franklin Township Plaza. At the time these were the original businesses setting up shop in the plaza! Each photo is captioned with the year, business and a brief description. Do you know what current businesses took their places? Photos provided by the Ellwood City Historical Society.


Ellwood City Area Historical Society: Some Gave All

This is the second of four releases presented by the Ellwood City Historical Society concerning the “We Can Do It!”, exhibit to be held at the History Center, 310 Fifth Street, Ellwood City. SOME GAVE ALL It was a recognition you didn’t want but it was a solemn honor you received with great dignity.   Dread accompanied your initiation, but once you were a member, nothing could dissuade you from the reverent pride in being a part of this special group.  The usual notification occurred by a letter or telegram from the War Department that someone you cherished was KIA (Killed-In-Action)…


Ellwood City Area Historical Society: On the Eve of Destruction

This is the first of four releases presented by the Ellwood City Historical Society concerning the “We Can Do It!”, exhibit to be held at the History Center, 310 Fifth Street, Ellwood City. ON THE EVE OF DESTRUCTION The local newspaper featured a cartoon Santa warning readers that there were only 15 shopping days left before Christmas.  In what may have been an omen of global warming, the high temperature the day before had reached a balmy 62 degrees, so this reminder of the approaching holiday may have seemed mistaken to the locals who, nonetheless, went about their business as…


Old Photo Friday: 1920’s Elks Officers

This week’s Old Photo Friday, courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, is a photo of the early Elks Officers taken in the 1920’s. Look at that style! None of the names are listed. Do you know who any of these men are?


Old Photo Friday: Then and Now

Thanks to the courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, we have a box full of old photos to use for Old Photo Friday! This is the first of the Then and Now series we will be posting from time to time. The old photo’s years are listed on the caption of each photo. If you have any old photos you’d like to send in to contribute to Old Photo Friday please send them to ecstaff@ellwoodcity.org.


Old Photo Friday: Name This Intersection

Thanks to the courtesy of the Ellwood City Historical Society, they have provided us with a box full of old photos that we will be using weekly for Old Photo Friday! Today’s old photo shot is part of the old tube mill building.  No date was provided. Can you name the intersection in the photo Can you guess the year or estimated time frame this photo may have been taken?  


Ellwood City Historical Society Annual Picnic

The Ellwood City Area Historical Society will host its annual picnic beginning at 6 p.m. Sept. 11 in Ewing Park’s shelter No. 8, which is located in the back loop of the park. The event is open to the public and those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own table service. The society will furnish the meat, drinks and dessert. The guest speaker will be Dan Vogler, Lawrence County commissioner chairman, who will talk on two subjects. The first is entitled “Lawrence County’s Changing Map” and the second is entitled “How Would You Like…