Erie PA Genealogy Weekly for April 21, 2013

Local events and other goings-on for genealogy and family history enthusiasts in Erie County, Pennsylvania

Interrupted Journey: The Sinking of the Steamer Atlantic

Tue, April 23, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at LifeWorks Erie, 406 Peach Street, Erie. Erie Yesterday offers the following details:

The remains of the luxury, upper-cabin Steamer Atlantic, which rests at the bottom of Lake Erie, tell the story of one of the most important shipwrecks in the world. Approximately 200 passengers and crew perished as the result of the sinking in 1852. The Atlantic’s many stories include the steam technology era, ethnic immigration, the evolution of shipping on Lake Erie and much more. Presented by Dr. David Frew.

Historic West Sixth Street Walking Tour

Erie County Historical Society’s popular event will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013. The self guided tour encompasses 10 of Erie’s most beautiful buildings. The properties will be open from 6-9pm. Guests can visit in any order, spend as much time as they would like at each, and stop by the Watson Curtse Mansion for light refreshments.  For more information, or to order tickets, contact the historical society at 454.1813 x24.

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