Tales Told Of Historic Homestead Strike, 1892

Alan Irvine

MOUNDSVILLE — Professional storyteller Alan Irvine will present “Homestead: 1892” at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 29, at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library. This event is aimed at adults but would be suitable for older youngsters as well.

“Homestead: 1892” will share dramatic stories, from different points of view, drawn from the events and people associated with the historic Homestead Strike of 1892. This nearby strike basically destroyed the unions in the steel industry.

Alan Irvine is an award-winning storyteller who entertains audiences throughout the country but in particular at venues in the southwestern Pennsylvania area. His far-reaching repertoire includes tales of Pennsylvania history, the life of King David, traditional Irish and Celtic stories, adaptations of Shakespearean plays and Greek myths, and folktales, legends and ghost stories from around the world. He also teaches workshops, produces storytelling shows and provides walking tours exploring historic Pittsburgh neighborhoods.

This event is free and open to the public, with sponsorship provided by the Robert Baker Family. Light refreshments will be available.

The Moundsville Library is located at Fifth Street and Tomlinson Avenue in Moundsville. For more information call the library at 304-845-6911.

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