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The following news from the Donora Historical society and Smog Museum were recently announced.

July 13 All-Class Reunion Invited to Visit

For all of those coming to Donora for the Donora/Monongahela/Ringgold/Mon Valley Catholic all-class reunion on Saturday, July 13, the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum will be open. Volunteers will be on-hand to show our town’s historical past and answer any of your questions. We have numerous football and basketball game films that you are free to watch as well. We also have quite a few Donora souvenirs: T-shirts, books, etc. for purchase. Please stop in.

New Smog Museum T-Shirts

We now carry newly designed Donora Smog Museum “stacks” logo T-shirts and sweatshirts. Printed with black, white and orange ink, you can buy heather gray short-sleeve tees ($20), long-sleeve tees ($25) and crewneck sweatshirts ($30) in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X and 3X at the Smog Museum on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Hoodies ($35) are made to order. If that isn’t convenient, call us and leave a voicemail or email us with your order and we can arrange your pick-up at the Donora Public Library (Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or Friday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m). Shirts can also be mailed, but will require additional S&H. Quantities are limited, so please consider having your order added to a waiting list if your size/color is sold out.

Smog Museum Gets Its Own Logo!

Even though Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum are in the business “old stuff,” every once in a while they get something new. That was especially true when they unveiled the new “stacks” logo for the Smog Museum.

Point Park University student, Brianna Farrand designed the new logo, and used old photos dating back to 1915 from the Donora Zinc Works as inspiration for the logo.   The Donora Zinc Works was considered to be "ground zero" of the 1948 Smog.

This new logo can now be found on freshly minted T-shirts printed by Donora-native and business owner Armand Forlini. They hope to expand the logo onto other items in the near future.

Smog Museum T-Shirts

Proudly display your local heritage and show off the brand new Smog Museum logo with a t-shirt. Printed with black, white and orange ink, you can buy gray short-sleeve tees ($20), long-sleeve Tees ($25) and crewneck sweatshirts ($30) in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2X and 3X.

Shirts can be purchased and picked up at the Smog Museum on Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Hoodies ($35) are made to order). If that isn’t convenient, call 724-823-0364 and leave a voicemail or email donorahistoricalsociety@gmail.com with your order and they can arrange your pick-up at the Donora Public Library. Shirts can also be mailed, but will require additional S&H. Quantities are limited, so please consider having your order added to a waiting list if your size/color is sold out.

Donora Dragon T-Shirts

And don’t forget, the popular Donora Dragon t-shirts are also available. Designed by Donora-natives Jesse Francis and Jared Altamare, and printed by Armand Forlini. These can be found at both the Smog Museum and the Donora Public Library. Quantities are also limited, so please consider having your order added to a waiting list if your size/color is sold out.

Fall Cement City Home And Walking Tours Date Set

The fall Cement City Home and Walking Tours and your chance to see Thomas Edison’s solution for worker housing created 102 years ago in 1917 and the inspiration for the featured addition to the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village are scheduled for Saturday,September28 and Sunday, September29 at 1:00 p.m. (NO Steelers game this day.) The cost of the tours are $15/person and space is limited. It is encouraged to choose a date, then call or email to get your name added to a pre-RSVP signup list to be contacted when the tour date gets closer. If you have any questions about Cement City, one of our Home and Walking Tours or our project with the Carnegie Science Center’s Miniature Railroad & Village, please consult our website and click the “Cement City” tab, or contact the Historical Society.

Additional Info      

If you have additional questions about the historical society, museum, presentations or possibly volunteering, feel free to stop by on Saturdays or by special appointment, (with at least a week’s notice), or email us at DonoraHistoricalSociety@gmail.com, or call us at 724-823-0364 and leave a message. You can also visit us on the website at www.DonoraHistoricalSociety.org or follow us and ‘Like Us’ on Facebook at “Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum.”

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