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It's a Hockey Night in Pittsburgh

Thursday, January 21, 2021
6:30 am8:30 am
Virtual Presentation via Zoom. Registered participants will receive a link to the session via email.

“It’s A Hockey Night in Pittsburgh! : 1893 to Today”

Hockey has a rich and interesting history in Pittsburgh from its 19th century beginnings in Oakland to the Civic Arena to the PPG Paints Arena. Amateur hockey with the Yellow Jackets, the minor leagues with the Shamrocks and Hornets the NHL with Pirates and Penguins, we have had it all. The saga continues.

Join us on Thursday, January 21st as we host Mr. Larry Woods who will give his presentation virtually via a Zoom meeting at 6:30 pm. Click the link below to register. Sponsored by the Somerset Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and in association with the Heinz History Center Affiliates Program.

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About the Presenter
Larry Woods volunteers at the Heinz History Center in multiple capacities: assisting as a glass appraiser seven of the past Hidden Treasures events held at the History Center; working with the education staff with a hands-on educational glass experience for both grade school and high school students; helping with the military veterans experience events; researching various historical perspectives of the history of the western Pennsylvania glass industry; leading docent tours for both adults and children; delivering Outreach presentations to the larger western PA community.

Larry began volunteering in 2013 after retiring from private sector consulting. A Vietnam veteran, he served for four years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. He received his B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1974 and became a counselor for delinquent youth with the PA Department of Public Welfare. He received his Masters of Public Administration from Penn State University in 1982. He returned to the Department of Public Welfare where he became the Director of Information Systems for the Office of Children, Youth and Families, retiring after 25 years of service. Larry then began work as a consultant with Walter R. McDonald & Assoc. Inc. as a Senior Information Systems Manager.

Larry and his wife Cheryl recently celebrated 35 years of marriage and share a love of regional glass history. They are avid glass collectors and are active with several area glass clubs including the Lowell Innes Glass Club which meets monthly at the Heinz History Center.