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Pittsburgh's Founding Fathers is Baker-Dungan Museum's Theme

6/13/2008 —

The Baker-Dungan Museum at Penn State Beaver's Brodhead Cultural Center will feature a summer exhibit about Pittsburgh's founding fathers as Pittsburgh celebrates its 250th anniversary. The museum's collections belong to the Mill Creek Valley Historical Association (MCVHA) whose members operate and staff the museum and provide free tours.

Displays in the exhibit will include a series of articles by George Sweetnam that appeared in the Pittsburgh Press in 1973. Sweetnam featured all of Pittsburgh's mayors beginning with its first, Ebenezer Denny, through Pete Flaherty. Another display features an old photo of  The Point taken in the early 19th century as well as books about Pittsburgh's history.

Other featured items will include a Meerschaum pipe, a hand-carved wooden pipe and a variety of corn cob pipes crafted and used by farmers.

The Baker-Dungan is open for one hour before most shows at the Brodhead Cultural Center, and private tours are available year-round. For information about the museum or to schedule a museum tour, contact Renata Mastrofrancesco at rxm70@psu.edu or (724) 773-3815.


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