411 Chestnut St, P.O. Box 871, Meadville, PA 16335-2902

(814) 724-6080

Topic Speakers

Need a Speaker for Your Organization’s Next Event?

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The Speakers’ Bureau is a service the Crawford County Historical Society offers to the public. No honorarium is due to any of the listed speakers, no to the Historical Society. The following speakers are available for brief historical presentations of 15 – 30 minutes in duration on the topics listed below. Please allow for three to four weeks advance notice when scheduling to ensure availability.

 

Huidekoper-Holland-Hall-1913

William Moore – 333-2398

  • Homes of the Huidekopers
  • Architecture of Meadville and Titusville
  • Shadeland Manor
  • History and development of Cochranton
  • Titusville High School graduates project

Catholic Churches in Meadville

Annette Lynch – 336-5129

  • The French Settlement in Crawford County
  • Early African-American life in Crawford County
  • Meadville Police Department Rules and Records of the 1860’s
  • History of the Catholic Church in Meadville
  • Immigration and naturalization

John Brown abolitionist Crawford County 1846

Edward Edinger – Contact the Society at 814-724-6080

  • John Brown in Crawford County

Jill Dunlap – 814-853-5016

  • Oak Grove Park, history and current plans

Judith Stoll – 398-4365

  • Quilts
  • Campbell Pottery

The Tarr Mansion

Josh Sherretts –  Contact the Society at 814-724-6080

  • The Baldwin Reynolds House special collections
  • The Tarr Mansion
  • Local American Artist, Austa Sturdevant
  • Political career of Henry Baldwin

Col. John J. Carter - Medal of Honor Winner

Pat Emig* – Contact the Society at 814-724-6080

  • Meadville manufacturing
  • Military History, Civil War and World War II

*available after September 2016

Bruce Barrett – 724-4195

  • The capture of Jefferson Davis
  • Gettysburg Battlefield Trivia
  • Samuel Mudd’s participation in the assassination conspiracy of President Abraham Lincoln