Friday, June 20, 2014

Pine Castle Historical Society Book Signing Event This Sunday

On Sunday, June 22 at 2:00 p.m., the Pine Castle Historical Society will be hosting a book sale and signing event featuring Dr. Paul. W. Wehr, local historian and author of the newly-published book, Dateline Pine Castle, Stories of Orange County, 1870-1890, as reported by Will Wallace Harney. This event will take place at the Pine Castle Woman's Club, located at 5901 S. Orange Avenue.

The Pine Castle Historical Society is a new organization sponsored by the Pine Castle Woman’s Club. As you may know, the Pine Castle Woman’s Club is among a handful of cultural organizations in South Orange County. The Woman’s Club’s has been extensively involved in local historic preservation efforts throughout the years. The newly-developed Pine Castle Historical Society is a natural outgrowth of the Woman’s Club’s preservation efforts, but with an independent membership body and leadership structure.

The mission of the Historical Society is to preserve the history of Greater Pine Castle – including Belle Isle, Conway, Edgewood and Pine Castle – as well as South Orange County, primarily through the publication of local historical books and other historical documents. The Historical Society’s first publication, Dateline Pine Castle, Stories of Orange County, 1870-1890, as reported by Will Wallace Harney, authored by Dr. Paul W. Wehr, is now available for order. Two more historical books and an illustrated map of the Conway Lakes are also in the publication pipeline.

But the Pine Castle Historical Society is not just about preservation of our local history; it is also also about the preservation of our local community. Shared understanding and pride in our local history can bind our community together and help local businesses to grow and thrive.

The Pine Castle Historical Society is presently welcoming men and women of all ages, along with local businesses, to become charter members of the Pine Castle Historical Society. Please contact pinecastlehistory@gmail.com for more information about joining the Historical Society or purchasing the book.

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