The streetcar, or “trolley,” played a vital role in the growth of 20th century American cities. Thanks to its high-speed, efficient transportation, people could live much farther from their work than if they had to walk or rely on horse-drawn cars. As a result, cities expanded along the streetcar routes built out from their centers. Learn more about what you might find at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, and how our thriving suburban communities owe their existence to the streetcar. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions and receive personalized recommendations for what to see first!
ABOUT THE PA TROLLEY MUSEUM:
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum came to Washington County in February 1954 with three trolleys and a dream that was born in 1941. Today, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum owns nearly 50 street and electric railway cars, 20 of which are operational on the museum’s four-mile ride. Each year over 30,000 visitors are treated to a hands-on, moving history lesson.
Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to: http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curName=2020/09/08_Museum_Spotlight:_PA_Trolley_Museum
This virtual program is part of a Spotlight Series promoting the Experience Kits initiative at select Allegheny County Libraries. With your library card, receive free admission passes for up to four people to several local museums and historical sites. For more information, visit https://sewickleylibrary.org/experience-kits/