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By Patti Kemerer
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Two organizations, the Pitcairn Historical Society and the Pitcairn High School Alumni Association, would like to share our town's history with you.

Both organizations' centers are open Wednesdays.

The Historical Museum, at the corner of Agatha Street and Center Avenue, is open from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and contains many artifacts from Pitcairn, including the railroads, which once were part of a bustling industry here.

The Pitcairn High School Archives, 220 Center Ave., is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It contains yearbooks and memorabilia about the high school in the building that now houses Propel Pitcairn. Plan to visit both to learn about our borough.


Fire Company No. 1 holds a bingo game on Saturdays at the station located at 100 South Center Ave.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Early-bird games begin at 6:45, and regular games start at 7.

There is a progressive jackpot and specials that pay out half of the take or $50.

Refreshments also are sold. Admission prices range from $15 to $35.


The Pitcairn Woman's Club 75th-anniversary cookbook and Pitcairn High School commemorative ornament are on sale.

The cookbook is $12 and contains delicious recipes from club members.

The ornament, a 3 12-inch ceramic disk that has a color picture of the school on the front and its history on the back, is $8.

If you are interested in purchasing the items, call 412-856-7294.

The woman's club is open to any woman, age 18 or older, from Pitcairn or surrounding communities.

If you would like to attend a meeting as a guest or join the organization, call Kim at 412-651-5933.

The organization's first meeting for the 2014-15 club year will be on Sept. 8.

Patti Kemerer is a freelance columnist for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at

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