We Can Do It! WWII Schedule of Events

Saturdays, February 1, 2020 through Tuesday, April 7 2020
Sundays CLOSED except during special presentations
Mondays 11:00-8:00
Tuesdays 11:00-8:00
Wednesdays 11:00-8:00
Thursdays 11:00-8:00
Fridays 11:00-5:00
Saturdays 10:00-5:00
Or by special arrangement

Schedule will be updated as events are added.

Exhibit opens 1:00 pm Saturday Feb. 1

Friday Feb. 7 at 7:00 pm Grand Opening Reception
Live Kylie Santoro Horrel, STRIVE Performing Arts Center followed by Big Band and WWII-era music
A Taste of Donora featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres by Donora restaurants.
Donations accepted

Saturday Feb. 8 at 1:00 pm
“The Home Front” with Donora Historian, Dr. David Lonich

Saturday, Feb 15 at 1:00 pm
“The German Soldier in WWII–Truth or Myth” with Stuart Boyd, Rostraver Historical Society

Saturday, Feb 22 at 12:30 “Behind the Scenes–Putting Together the WWII Exhibit” with Leslie Przybylek, curator, Heinz History Center

2:00 “The Steel City in WWII” with Leslie Przybylek, curator, Heinz History Center

Saturday, Feb 29 at 1:00 pm “WWII Light Infantry Weapons” with Ron Maxson, USMC (Ret) and WWII collector

WWII Trivia “Medal of Honor Recipients” and “Young Marines” with Ron Maxson

Saturday,March 7 at 11:00 am “The General, the Major and the Sergeant”–The 116th Regiment of the 29th Division on Omaha Beach on D-Day with Glenn Flickinger-WWII Historian

“A Pearl Harbor Nurse’s Aide” with Glenn Flickinger, WWII Historian

Saturday, March 14 at 1:00 “WWII Fashions on the Home Front and Frontlines” with Debbie Popp Gilbert, Elizabeth Historical Society. Click here for more information and how to register.

Tea Social– Donora and Elizabeth Historical Societies. Admission fee, RSVP needed.

Saturday, March 28 at 9:00 Veterans Breakfast Club breakfast for veterans and collection of oral histories. Free for veterans and their guests. RSVP required. Location, American Legion Post 212 Donora.

12:00 pm “A Donora Mill Machinist Family’s WWII Experience with Dorothy Frye Walker, Starweather Circle Ladies G.A.R, Monongahela.

Sunday, April 5 at 2:00 pm Judah Samet-An Afternoon with a Holocaust Survivor will discuss his life experiences, some of which include being taken to the infamous Bergen-Belsen camp with his family at the age of six.

Tuesday, April 7 at 7:00 pm “Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black” with David Solomon, WQED Executive Producer

School Tours scheduled:

Monday Feb. 24 9:00-10:30 *Ringgold Middle School

Tuesday Feb. 25 9:00-10:30 *Ringgold Middle School

Wednesday Feb. 26 9:00-10:30
*Ringgold Middle School

Thursday Feb. 27 9:00-10:30
*Ringgold Middle School

Thursday Feb. 27 2:00-3:30
*Ringgold Middle School

Friday, March 13 9:30-11:30 *Madonna Catholic

Tuesday, March 17 9:30-11:30
*Ringgold Elementary School

Wednesday, March 18 9:30-11:30
*Ringgold Elementary School South

Call Donora Public Library, 724-379-7940 to schedule your school group.