The Lumber Heritage Region and the Oil Region Alliance have teamed up to bring you a series of Presentations about the Boom years of the Oil and Lumber Industries. These monthly Presentations will compare the two industries and help you understand the importance Western Pennsylvania played in the building of America.
An Insider’s Look at the Drake Well and the Pennsylvania Lumber State Museums – January 18, 2022 @ 6:30pm – A show and tell of the tools and artifacts used during the boom era in one or both industries that are not always on display at the museums.
A Roust About and A Wood Hick! – February 15, 2022 @ 6:30pm – Listen to their tales from the days during the booms and can ask our reenactors about a day in the life of these characters.
Women in the Lumber and Oil Industries – March 15, 2022 @ 6:30pm – A presentation about the roles of women during the height of the oil and lumber booms. These often-overshadowed stories will illustrate the importance of women in the industries.
Industrial Impacts on the Environment and the Later Recovery – April 19, 2022 @ 6:30pm – The environmental impacts of oil and lumber extraction in Western PA. What it was like before and after the laws and legislation were put in place for the two industries.