The Lincoln Highway Experience will host a compelling panel presentation on The Impact of the Pennsylvania Turnpike - the Lincoln Highway meets the Superhighway. The presentation, which includes many historic images, will be on the 79th Anniversary of the PA Turnpike - Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 7 pm at the museum, 3435 State Route 30 East, Latrobe, Pa 15650.
Representing the Pa Turnpike Commission will be Dr. Curtis Miner, Senior History Curator at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Miner was responsible for developing the permanent PA Turnpike Exhibit at the State Museum, which was recognized by the American Association for State and Local History in 2017.
Highlighting the positive impact the Turnpike had in the greater Irwin area will be Robert Cupp, local historian. While the Turnpike sparked economic development for some PA communities, bypassed Lincoln Highway communities experienced a setback. Patrick Bochy, School Program Manager at The Westmoreland, will share some examples. Space is limited; the $10 registration fee includes presentation, pie and coffee. registration deadline is Monday, September 30. 724-879-4241.