Join us October 14th at 6pm when Thomas White, author of Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, will be speaking about urban legends, ghosts, and conspiracies in the region.
Oppaymolleah’s curse. General Braddock’s buried gold. The original Man of Steel, Joe Magarac. Such legends have found a home among the rich folklore of Western Pennsylvania. Thomas White spins a beguiling yarn with tales that reach from the misty hollows of the Alleghenies to the lost islands of Pittsburgh. He invites readers to learn the truth behind the urban legends of the Green Man, speculate on the conspiracy surrounding the lost B-25 bomber of Monongahela, and shiver over the ghostly lore of Western Pennsylvania.
White, himself, is the university archivist and curator of special collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Duquesne’s history department and an adjunct professor of history at La Roche College. He is the author of Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh, and Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia.