Mike Spratt talks about the New Brighton Historical Society
(Matt Drzik/Beaver County Radio)
Making history, collecting history, reinventing history… if it has to do with history, then it’s on the list for the New Brighton Historical Society.
Mike Spratt joined Matt Drzik on the May 6 edition of AM Beaver County to talk about the NBHS, an organization that has preserved the borough’s decades-long history. “There are probably over 1,000 different pieces,” Spratt said of the number of pieces in New Brighton’s history, which he says arrive from all different parts of the world.
One of the largest projects currently managed by the Historical Society is the renovation and restoration of the Townsend Irish House; a project with more than a century of history behind it. Spratt says the intention of the NBHS is to turn Irish-Townsend House into a gathering place for future events and meetings, including those of the Historical Society itself.
For now, the NBHS meets monthly at Westminster Presbyterian Church in New Brighton at 7:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and citizens can become members by paying a membership fee of $25/month.
To listen to the full interview, click on the player below!