Author Events

Upcoming

Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park
Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Lincoln Highway Experience
3435 Route 30 East, Latrobe, PA 15650
Website: http://www.lhhc.org

Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park
Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Northland Public Library
300 Cumberland Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15237
Website: https://www.northlandlibrary.org/

Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park
Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 6:30 p.m.
Upper St. Clair Township Library
1820 McLaughlin Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241
Website: https://www.twpusc.org/departments/library/index.php

Past Events

Book Sales and Signing at the Ligonier Country Market
Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Loyalhanna Watershed Farm
110 Andi Lane
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.ligoniercountrymarket.com

Book Signing at Second Chapter Books
Saturday, May 26, 2018, after Ligonier Country Market
139 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Secondchapterbooks

Book Signing at Idlewild Park for Ligonier Valley Community Day
Friday, June 8, 2018, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Idlewild and SoakZone
2574 U.S. 30
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.idlewild.com

Book Signing at Idlewild Park
Saturday, June 16, 2018, Time TBD
Idlewild and SoakZone
2574 U.S. 30
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.idlewild.com

Presentation for the Plum Community Center Book Club
(for Book Club members and Plum Borough Community Library patrons)
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
499 Center New Texas Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15239
Website: http://www.plumcommunitycenter.com/

Presentation for the Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
507 Library Street
McKeesport, PA 15132
Website: http://www.mckeesportlibrary.org

Presentation for the Monongahela Area Library
Thursday, July 5, 2018 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
813 West Main Street
Monongahela, PA 15063
Website: http://www.washlibs.org/monongahela/

Book Sales at the Westmoreland Arts and Heritage Festival (Heritage Trail)
Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Twin Lakes Park, Greensburg, PA
Website: http://www.artsandheritage.com/

Presentation for the Bethlen Communities “Facts, Fun and Food” Luncheon
(For Bethlen Communities residents and families)
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Ligonier, PA
Website: http://www.bethlen.com

Book Signing at Idlewild Park
Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Idlewild and SoakZone
2574 U.S. 30
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.idlewild.com

Presentation for the Baltzer Meyer Historical Society
Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Baltzer Meyer Historical Society
642 Baltzer Meyer Pike
Greensburg, PA 15601-7562
Website: http://www.baltzermeyer.pa-roots.com/Pages/index.html

Book Sales and Signing at the Ligonier Country Market
Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Loyalhanna Watershed Farm
110 Andi Lane
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.ligoniercountrymarket.com

Book Signing at The Paper House
Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
121 West Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.facebook.com/pinklady2365/

Book Sales and Signing at National Amusement Park Historical Association Summer Event
Sunday, July 22, 2018, after lunch
Idlewild and SoakZone
2574 U.S. 30
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.idlewild.com / http://www.napha.org

Presentation for the Westmoreland County Historical Society
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
362 Sand Hill Road – Suite 1
Greensburg, PA 15601
Website: http://www.westmorelandhistory.org/

Presentation for the Millvale Community Library
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Millvale Community Library
213 Grant Avenue
Millvale, PA 15209
Website: http://www.millvalelibrary.org

Book Signing at Second Chapter Books
Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. – ?
During Antiques on the Diamond in Ligonier
139 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Secondchapterbooks

Book Sales and Signing at the Ligonier Country Market
Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Loyalhanna Watershed Farm
110 Andi Lane
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.ligoniercountrymarket.com

Book Signing at Ligonier Giant Eagle
Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
117 South Walnut Street
Ligonier, PA 15658

Presentation for the Blairsville Historical Society
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
United Presbyterian Church
137 North Walnut Street
Blairsville, PA 15717

Presentation for the Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
507 Library Street
McKeesport, PA 15132
Website: http://www.mckeesportlibrary.org

Book Sales and Signing at the 111th Annual Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival
Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1703 Route 711 South
Stahlstown, PA 15687
Website: http://www.flaxscutching.org

Presentation for the Saltsburg Historical Society
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Rebecca B. Hadden Stone House Museum
105 Point Street
Saltsburg, PA 15681

Presentation for the Mount Pleasant Women’s Club
Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Church of God
936 West Main Street
Mount Pleasant, PA 15666

Book Signing at Second Chapter Books during Fort Ligonier Days Festival
October 12-13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
October 14, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
139 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Secondchapterbooks

Presentation for Redstone Highlands “Lunch Bunch”
Redstone Highlands – Greensburg Campus
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
6 Garden Center Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
Website: http://www.redstonehighlands.org/Communities/Greensburg_Campus_RedstoneHighlands.html

Book Sales and Signing at Hepler’s Hardware Garden Center Farm Market
Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hepler’s Hardware
818 U.S. 119 North
New Stanton, PA 15672
Website: http://www.heplers-hardware.com/

Presentation for the Chestnut Ridge Historical Society
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
Chestnut Ridge Historical Society
The Cook Township Community Center
1698 Route 711 South
Stahlstown, PA 15687
Website: http://www.chestnutridgehistoricalsociety.org

Book Signing at Second Chapter Books for Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to ?
139 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Secondchapterbooks

Book Signing at Hepler’s Hardware –  Santa Fireside Event
Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Hepler’s Hardware
818 U.S. 119 North
New Stanton, PA 15672
Website: http://www.heplers-hardware.com/

Holiday Book Signing at Second Chapter Books
Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to ?
139 East Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.facebook.com/Secondchapterbooks

Book Sales and Signing at 4th Annual Monroeville Home Show
January 26-27, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monroeville Convention Center
209 Mall Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146
Website: www.monroevilleconventioncenter.com 

Books Sales at American Coaster Enthusiasts CoasterBash! XXX
(ACE Regional Event – Paid Registration Required)
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Salvatore’s Banquet Hall
5001 Curry Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15236
Website: https://www.aceonline.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1176110&group=

Presentation for the Latrobe AARP 
Monday, March 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
American Legion
1811 Ligonier Street
Latrobe, PA 15650

Presentation for Peters Creek Historical Society
Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Wright’s United Methodist Church
788 Venetia Road
Venetia, PA 15367
Website: http://peterscreekhistoricalsociety.org/

Opening of the Ligonier Valley Library Pennsylvania Room’s
Annual Historic Photo Show: “Memories of Idlewild Park”
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Ligonier Valley Library
120 West Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: https://www.ligonierlibrary.org/pa-room/historic-photography-show/

Presentation for Redstone Highlands Murrysville
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Redstone Highlands – Murrysville
4951 Cline Hollow Road
Murrysville, PA 15668
Website: www.redstonehighlands.org

Presentation for Redstone Highlands North Huntingdon “Snack Pack”
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Redstone Highlands – North Huntingdon Campus
12921 Redstone Drive
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Website: www.redstonehighlands.org

Presentation for the Fort Ligonier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Ligonier Country Club
Route 711 South, Country Club Road
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.ligoniercountryclub.com/

Presentation for the Ligonier Valley Library Pennsylvania Room’s
Annual Historic Photo Show
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Ligonier Valley Library
120 West Main Street
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: https://www.ligonierlibrary.org/pa-room/historic-photography-show/

Book Signing for Idlewild and SoakZone’s Opening Day
Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Idlewild and SoakZone
2574 U.S. 30
Ligonier, PA 15658
Website: http://www.idlewild.com

Presentation for Redstone Highlands Greensburg
Monday, June 10, 2019 at 3:15 p.m.
Redstone Highlands – Greensburg Garden
6 Garden Center Drive
Greensburg, PA 15601
Website: www.redstonehighlands.org

Presentation for WCCC Widows Group Luncheon
Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 11:30 a.m.
Westmoreland County Community College
145 Pavilion Lane
Youngwood, PA 15697

Presentation for Redstone Highlands North Huntingdon
Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Redstone Highlands – North Huntingdon Campus
2921 Redstone Drive
North Huntingdon, PA 15642
Website: www.redstonehighlands.org

Presentation for South Park Township Library
Monday, July 15, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
South Park Township Library
2575 Brownsville Road
South Park, PA 15129
Website: www.southparklibrary.org

Presentation for History Happy Hour at Stanton Daily Grind
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Stanton Daily Grind
814 U.S. Route 119 North
New Stanton, PA 15672
Website: http://stantonmilling.com/dailygrind

Presentation for Mount Pleasant Free Public Library
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Free Public Library
120 South Church Street
Mount Pleasant PA 15666
Website: http://www.mountpleasantpalibrary.org/

Amusement Park Panel Event at Barnes & Noble
with Brian Butko, Dave Hahner and Rick Sebak
Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Waterfront
The Stacks at the Waterfront
100 West Bridge Street
Homestead, PA 15120
Website: https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/2076

Presentation for Jefferson Hills Women’s Club
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 8:15 p.m.
Community Room, Jefferson Hills Municipal Building
925 Old Clairton Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025-3133

Presentation for West Jefferson Hills Historical Society
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Community Room, Jefferson Hills Municipal Building
925 Old Clairton Road
Jefferson Hills, PA 15025-3133
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/wjhhs15025/

Presentation for Ligonier Valley Rail Road Association Annual Dinner
Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.
Giannilli’s II
4816 State Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601
Website: www.lvrra.org

Presentation for Greensburg Business Connection
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.
IHOP Greensburg
5159 US Route 30
Greensburg, PA 15601
Website: http://greensburgbusinessconnection.com/

Idlewild History Presentation for Steelworkers Organization of Active Retirees 
Tuesday, Auugst 4, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
United Steel Workers Local Union Hall 2227
1301 Philip Murray Road
West Mifflin, PA 15122
Website: https://uswlocals.org/steelworkers-organization-active-retirees-soar

Idlewild History Presentation for New Neighbors of Greensburg Luncheon
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.
Antiochian Village Conference Center
140 Church Camp Trail
Bolivar, PA 15923

Idlewild History Presentation at Murrysville Community Library
4130 Sardis Road, Murrysville, PA 15668
Monday, June 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
Website: https://www.murrysvillelibrary.org/

Idlewild History Presentation at Norwin Public Library
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
100 Caruthers Lane, Irwin, PA 15642
Website: https://norwinpubliclibrary.net/

Idlewild History Presentation at Homer City Fire Hall
Co-sponsored by the Homer-Center Historical Society, the Homer-Center Public Library and the Homer City Area Business Association
Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
25 West Church Street, Homer City, PA 15748
Website: https://homercenterhistori.wixsite.com/website

Idlewild History Presentation at Latrobe Area Historical Society
Saturday, February 19, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Latrobe Area Historical Society
416 Weldon Street​
Latrobe, PA 15650
Website: https://www.latrobehistory.org

Idlewild History Presentation at Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Cooper-Siegel Community Library
403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Register here: https://coopersiegel.librarycalendar.com/events/history-idlewild-park

Ligonier Valley & Idlewild History Presentation (Private Event)
Saturday, August 6, 2022 (evening)
Ross Mountain Club
New Florence, PA 
Website: https://www.rossmountainclub.com/

Historic Amusement Parks of Western Pennsylvania
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
Delmont Public Library
75 School Street, Delmont, PA 15626
Website: https://www.delmontlibrary.org/

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