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Dormont Memories

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The Dormont Historical Society is creating an anthology of Dormont Memories. We need help from people like you who live, work, and visit Dormont or those who have lived, worked, or enjoyed Dormont in the past.  Please spread the word and submit your essay of 1200 words or less to Dormont Historical Society, 2832 Espy Avenue, Dormont, Pa. 15216. Essays may be edited for length and clarity. By submitting an essay, you give DHS permission to publish it in the anthology. Please note that we may not be able to publish all submissions. Please include your name, address, phone or email address, so we may contact you. Contact information will not be published. Deadline for submissions is 9/1/13.


*The Dormont Historical Society is open Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located on the lower floor of Dormont Municipal Center. Volunteers are available Thursdays for discussion, and to answer questions about the Dormont Memories Project.

Carrie Samarin January 26, 2013 at 12:44 AM
I was just informed of a change of address. For those of you who planned to mail your essays, I apologize that the PO Box has changed. The new mailing address is Marianne H. Davis, P. O. Box 24524, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. A deadline of 9/1/13 has been set.
Carrie Samarin February 21, 2013 at 01:43 AM
We have received some wonderful essays. If you haven't submitted yours yet, there is still time. There is some ability to be interviewed for those eho aren't comfortable writing. Just think of all the wonderful things that happen in Dormont, not to mention the things that are no longer here. Your memories will keep them alive! Think of the pool, parks, pool halls, sports, teachers, neighborhood characters, theaters, restaraunts, swim lessons, day camp, learning to drive, school dances, crossing guards, trolley rides, skipping school, getting caught, lessons learned...
Erin Faulk February 21, 2013 at 01:57 PM
Thanks for the update, Carrie! About how many entries have you received so far?
Carrie Samarin February 23, 2013 at 05:59 PM
Hi Erin. 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.

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