History of Western PA School for the Deaf at Society’s September Meeting


Wilkinsburg Historical Society
September 20, 2010 Meeting

Vicki Cherney, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (WPSD), will describe the rich, 140-year history of the school at the September 20 meeting of the Wilkinsburg Historical Society. WPSD was founded in 1869 as the first day school for the deaf in the United States. The meeting begins at 7:30 pm in the Wesley Room of the South Avenue United Methodist Church. Use the left rear entrance, which faces Ross Avenue. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. For more information, call Joel at 412-244-2941.

The Wilkinsburg Historical Society meets on the third Monday of the month, March through November, at 7:30 pm, in the Wesley Room of South Avenue United Methodist Church. Varied programs on local history follow our brief business meetings. We hold an antiques evaluation show every August and offer opportunities for members to become involved in preserving the history of the borough. The public is always welcome.


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