is proud to be offering two premiere hardback books that spotlight various
aspects of our local history. The Way We Were features
agriculture, mining, business and industry, local entrepreneurs, entertainment,
events and wars, families, schools and churches. Grandma
Left the Light On focuses on architecture of the community. Both volumes
were the result of fastidious research and interviewing on behalf of the
Society’s Publication Committee. The volumes are beautifully designed
and printed and include many local photos, as well as maps and graphics.
One of the missions of GCAHS is to preserve the past in order to enhance the present and the future. These two books serve our mission by preserving stories and images for future generations.
The Publications Committee is currently working on a third
volume, The Light from the Barn which will honor our agricultural roots
and the folks who planted them. The Society is also working towards being
to contribute stories or photos for The Light from the Barn is encouraged
to contact the Society.
A visual heritage in hardback you will be proud to own. Fond memories of our community in the "Good Old Days".
This 8x10.5" hardback book contains more than 138 pages and 260 pictures from our past printed in sepia-tone. Most have never been published or have been rarely seen.
This Grove City Area Historical Society publication is available in our Museum Shoppe for $30.00.
excerpted from the back cover:
"The images in this album are symbols of Grove City as a "good place to live." Whether depicting work or leisure, schools or churches, wars or celebrations, these pictures are about people, the young and the old, in our sight, or in our memories. To all of those who have given all of us the gift of community, and to all of those folks who have shared their very personal images of it, we dedicate this album and hope you enjoy it as much as we have enjoyed watching it grow."
Grove City folks built ordinary homes and businesses and then set out to do extraordinary things. All of us here in Grove City, generation after generation, benefited from those who lit the way. These are the stories.
This 8x10.5" hardback book contains more than 138 pages and local duo-tone photos.
This Grove City Area Historical Society publication is available in the Museum Shoppe for $25.00.
excerpted from back cover:
"The theme of "Grandma Left the Light On" came from Donna Baker who told us that Arminda Montgomery Shawgo always left the hall light on until the last of her dozen children was in for the night. Arminda was the matriarch of two Grove City building firms, Montgomery's and Shawgo's. We thought that expression, "Grandma left the light on" is symbolic of all those who came before us and left the light on for us, whether in our homes or businesses."
The Grove City Area Historical Society * PO Box 764, Grove City, PA 16127 * 724-458-1798 * email@example.com