LOCK HAVEN, Pa. - Lock Haven University will host a poster session entitled “Pennsylvania Histories” on Tuesday, December 14 from noon to 1 p.m. in PUB Meeting Room #2. The event is free and open to the public.Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State
System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in
the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate
programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and
work in Pennsylvania.
The posters are the work of Lock Haven University students who have been studying Pennsylvania history this semester. “The idea was for students to research a region in Pennsylvania and identify what historically made that part of Pennsylvania different or unique,” says instructor Janet Irons. Students were encouraged to focus on rural Pennsylvania, which is often underrepresented in the state’s history. Some of the agricultural topics being presented are Potter County potato farming, the Adams County fruit belt, the evolution of Lancaster County agriculture, the Pennsylvania barn, and agriculture in the limestone and Susquehanna valleys. Other students did research on education in Pittsburgh, suburban development in Philadelphia, the decline of smokestack industries and the rise of tourism in Erie, the impact of Hurricane Agnes and the history of the Centre County Grange Fair.
Students will be on hand to answer questions about their topic.