The program “I Sold My Soul to the Company Town: Company Control in the Coal Patches of Western Pennsylvania, 1910–1930,” will be offered Wednesday, October 28, 2009, at 7:00 p.m. at the University Museum.
The presentation, which is free and open to the community, is by Dr. Elizabeth Ricketts, an assistant professor of history at IUP.
Ricketts teaches courses in labor and African-American and women’s history. Her research and publications focus on the social, labor, and political history of coal miners in Western Pennsylvania.
This lecture is planned in conjunction with the exhibit “A Walk through Time: Western Pennsylvania Coal Culture” currently offered at the University Museum, on the first floor of Sutton Hall.
The museum is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:00 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday from noon to 7:30 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission.
Parking on campus and in the IUP parking garage along Grant Street is free after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends.
Other lectures in the series are as follows:
Registration for lectures is preferred but not required. To register or for information, contact Sally Daskivich at the College of Fine Arts at 724-357-2397 or email@example.com.
The Pennsylvania Coal Culture exhibition will be available through December 5. Find more information about “A Walk Through Time: Pennsylvania Coal Culture.”
Also, find more information about coal culture and mine mapping in the Fall 2009 issue of IUP Magazine.