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2019 Pennsylvania Labor History Society Annual Conference – Day 2

September 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, September 7th, 9:30 – 11 am, William Jones, University of Cardiff, Wales, “The Welsh of Scranton during the 1860s and 1870s”

 At the Washburn Street Cemetery, Scranton (transportation provided)

Saturday, September 7th, 11:30 am – 12:30 am, Washburn Street Cemetery, Commemoration of Avondale Victims

At the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton

1:30 pm – 3 pm, Panel Discussion, An Overview of the Avondale Disaster

Panelists:  William Jones, “The Causes”, Richard Healey, “The Role of the Railroads”, Robert Wolensky, “Safety and Other Consequences”

Moderator:  Bode Morin, Anthracite Heritage Museum

3:15 pm – 4:45 pmPanel Discussion on Remembering the Avondale Disaster

Panelists:  Steve Kondrad, Plymouth Historical Society; John Pasevento, Pesavento Monument Inc.,

Robert Hughes, EPCAMR; Fiona Powell, The Welsh Community; Bill Best, Huber Breaker Preservation Society

Moderator:  Mark Riccetti, Luzerne County Historical Society


Saturday, September 7th, 5:30, Pennsylvania Labor History Society Awards Dinner and Program


Mother Jones Award: Robert Wolensky, Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin

William Sylvis Award: Walter Klepaski, Greater Wilkes-Barre Area Labor Council and United Way Representative

John Brennan Award: Paul Tucker, Author and Editor of The Union News


Day Three Information HERE


September 7, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Pennsylvania Labor History Society


Anthracite Heritage Museum in Scranton
22 Bald Mountain Rd
Scranton, PA, 18504 United States
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