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.
PRESENTATIONS – RECORDED FOR VIEWING
A Roust About and A Wood Hick! – Listen to their tales from the days during the booms and can ask our reenactors about a day in the life of these characters. Presented by Van Wagner, Historian/Singer/Song Writer and William Stumpf Historian. This webinar has been recorded and can be viewed at:
An Insider’s Look at the Drake Well and the Pennsylvania Lumber State Museums – 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. This webinar has been recorded and can be viewed at: https://us06web.zoom.us/rec/share/INE44-8jbCiaaLmQp3GAy2-vJAwiNSVV9xcnvlBZLFG7o3c2okChf0a-pCA1cBRS.dOEp8GW2aLOJ4wH_
Women in the Lumber and Oil Industries – 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. Presented by Hilary Jebitsch Diversity Researcher. This webinar has been recorded and can be viewed at https://youtu.be/EEGrSZy3EEU
Industrial Impacts on the Environment and the Later Recovery – 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. Presented by Amy Shields Alleghany Hardwoods Utilization Group and Brian Black Penn State. This webinar has been recorded and can be viewed https://youtu.be/KVmp4ZZHbJg
These presentations are being brought to you in part by the following sponsors: