BHF (The Pump House Gang): the Early Years
Saturday, July 20 @ 1:30 pmFree
Activist historians Charles McCollester and Steffi Domike and videographer Jim Hohman will relate the colorful origins of the Battle of Homestead Foundation during the steel industry’s abandonment of local manufacturing in the late 1980’s. Revisit several decades of the Pump House Gang’s resistance to deindustrialization and struggle to preserve significant cultural artifacts and to reclaim workers’ role in history. Come and bring your prized artifact from the ongoing fight to support union manufacturing jobs.
Included in this compilation:
Part of a 2007 guided tour by Diane Novosel of the Maxo Vanko murals at St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church
2006 “Maurer and the Mollies” marker dedications at Reading, Pottstown, & Jim Thorpe PA.
Scenes from “Most Dangerous Women,” a musical adaptation /recital from a play by Jan Maher
Out-takes from “The Lilly Story”