History Club Trip to Harrisburg!

To all History majors, History minors, and History Club members:

Interested in learning more about the history of the South Central Pennsylvania region? Please join the History Club and Professor LaGrand’s Urban History class as we explore the vibrant history of Harrisburg, PA! The trip will take place on Saturday, 15 September. The group will depart at 9 AM from the circle in front of Eisenhower Campus Center and return around 3 PM at the same location. Included below is a description from Professor LaGrand about the upcoming trip:

 

“We’ll encounter Steelton, site of the Bethlehem Steel Works which in the late 19th century drew thousands of migrants from all over Europe and African Americans from the American South to the Harrisburg  region.  We’ll take in leafy Bellevue Park, one of the first places in the country where the reform efforts of the “City Beautiful” movement took root.  And we’ll explore the bustling midtown region, including the Midtown Scholar bookstore and the Broad Street Market where students can eat lunch.”

 

This is going to be a very fun (and informative) trip! We currently have 14 seats left. Email either Megan Keller (mk1273) or Eli Kane (ek1232), History Club co-presidents, by Thursday, 13 September, if you’re interested in attending. There is no cost for attending this trip, but be sure to have money for lunch and the bookstore if you plan on making any purchases. We hope to see you all there!

 

Best,

Megan Keller, Eli Kane, Brianna LaCasse, and Ashley King

History Club officers

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