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THE STORY OF NORVELT

Thursday, March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free

Norvelt, the small New Deal community in Westmoreland County shares a common history with the Millvale Murals: both were created during the Great Depression at a time of despair and hopelessness. And both offered those who experienced them a sense of hope, a vision of a more just and equal world, and a path forward.

The Millvale Murals and Norvelt have other aspects in common as well. Maxo Vanka and many of the original settlers in Norvelt were from Croatia or other parts of Eastern Europe. They were Catholic, and many of them had been miners. What both Norvelt and the murals demonstrate is that through faith, commitment, solidarity, and plain hard work, people can create beauty, new and better lives, and a more just society.

 

Free, but you need to register at http://vankamurals.org/speaker-series/

 

Details

Date:
Thursday, March 22
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka
Website:
http://vankamurals.org

Venue

St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Church
24 Maryland Ave
Pittsburgh, PA, PA 15209 United States
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Phone:
412-408-3180
Website:
http://vankamurals.org