Sunday, December 01, 2013
A reception for the Steel Industry In Jefferson County photo exhibit will be held on Tuesday, October 1 from 4-7 p.m. at Eastern Gateway Community College. The kick-off event is open to the public and will include refreshments.
Steel Industry In Jefferson County is a project intended to preserve the history of the steel industry of the Ohio Valley. The project includes a collection of 50 professional pictures along with presentations relating to the steel industry. The photographs will be on display at EGCC in the Founders Hall room September 30 through October 26.
The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County received a grant for the project from the Charles M. Pugliese and Thelma M. Pugliese Charitable Foundation and the Esther Simmons Trust Fund by the PNC Charitable Trust Grant Review Committee.
The photographs were taken by an architectural industrial photographer, Benjamin Halpern, and are grouped by subject into six categories: Steubenville Mill, Site Views; Coke Plant and Wheeling Steel Railroad Bridge; Steubenville Ore Yard and Blast Furnace; Cast House Interior and Blast Furnace Detail; Steubenville Mill and Auxiliary Buildings; and Mingo Junction Mill and Business District.
Dr. Thomas Leary of Youngstown State University will present “American Steel: Legacy and Heritage” on October 22 at 7 p.m. in Room 2100 at EGCC.
Additional programs will be scheduled and posted on the library's website.