2022 Historical Society Annual Fundraiser Underway – Ellwood City, PA news

The Ellwood City Historical Society Board Meeting was held on June 6, 2022 to unveil the annual fundraiser.

The Ways and Means Committee has announced the fundraising start dates.

The committee said fundraising would begin on June 15 and continue until August 15, 2022.

The committee is made up of Everett Bleakney, Charles Brown, Robert Morabito and Andrew Kindle, chairman.

Everett Bleakney told the committee that the Society will begin its 35th year of collecting and preserving the history of the Ellwood City area. The board has approved the fundraising goal for this year and hopes to receive $10,000.00. The committee discussed the cost of running the museum; utilities, repairs, the need to modernize our cataloging system and update audio and visual systems.

The new replica Harmony Line trolley was brought back to Ellwood City on May 24. The trolley spent three years under construction at the LCCTC. Now the work begins with the provision of care, security, insurance, shelter and maintenance.

Moreover, the Society has a new project under our wing called “History of the Church in Ellwood City”.

“We are working with clergy, secretaries and laity to carry out this task,” says Vice President Andrew Kindle. “We have found 60 churches in our area with historical data on the founding of churches, which we will need to prepare and preserve for future generations.”

Every day is a new beginning and sometimes it feels overwhelming.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only limit to our achievement tomorrow will be our doubts today.”

“Please consider making a tax-deductible donation and participating in the annual fundraiser,” Kindle adds.

The Historical Society receives no state or federal appropriations. Private contributions are vital to our long-term growth and sustainability. Help the company continue the work in our 35th year.

“Together, we are stewards of artifacts, memories, art, gifts, ideals, and the centuries-old legacy of innovation, fairness, and unity,” Kindle concludes. “Thank you for believing and supporting the Ellwood City Historical Society.”

Ellwood City Historical Society
310 Fifth Street
Ellwood City, PA 16117

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