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'Dormont Memories' Collection Growing at Historical Society

Dormont Historical Society is collecting Dormont Memories—essays from residents past and present—through Sept. 1.

When Dormont Historical Society began collecting "Dormont Memories" earlier this year, its members were hoping to get a look at the way Dormont used to be, and how residents are enjoying it now.

They have, but they're still looking for more to fill an anthology the organization hopes to publish professionally next year.

Organizer Carrie Samarin left the following comment on the Dormont-Brookline Patch event listing for the project:

I believe we have about 30 writings so far. These are valuable memories that will forever be part of Dormont History via the Historical Society. Some of the memories that I've enjoyed reading include: a power outage at a KO Football game in 1969/70; buying a first home in Dormont, that interesting line called West Liberty Ave. that separates us, possibly even more so during Hillsdale vs Kelton days; fun times with neighbors in the alley during the Big Snow of 2010.

Click here to read more about the project, and click here to see the event listing.

If you have a memory, Dormont Historical Society wants to hear from you.

Entries from writers age 18 or older will be collected until Sept. 1, although that date is subject to change. Essays should be 1,200 words or less in length, and may be edited for length and clarity. By submitting an essay or photo, the writer gives permission for Dormont Historical Society to publish the piece.

Entries should be submitted to the Dormont Historical Society at Dormont Municipal Center, 1444 Hillsdale Avenue, Dormont Pa., 15216.

The Dormont Historical Society is open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information can be found on the Dormont Historical Society Facebook page, or Dormont Historical Society website.

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