Life in Laurel

Life in Laurel

Life in Laurel is a monthly round table discussion of Laurel history co-sponsored by the Laurel Public Library and the Laurel Historical Society. Each discussion begins with a topic related to Laurel and the conversation goes from there. Enjoy learning something new, chatting about local history, and asking questions over light refreshments.

Life in Laurel is held monthly from September through May at Laurel Public Library from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon.


2016-2017 Schedule

Thursday, September 29, 2016 – Closing the Door at Christ UMC
Thursday, October 27, 2016 – Laurel in War: the Home Front in Laurel and LHS Class of ’42
Thursday, November 17, 2016 – Take Me Out to the Ball Game: Laurel’s Little League
Thursday, December 15, 2016 – Drive-ins, Diners, and Dives in Laurel
Thursday, January 26, 2017 – AFS Exchange Students at LHS
Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Before Driver’s Ed: How Did YOU Learn to Drive?
Thursday, March 30, 2017 – Getting Well Before Nanticoke
Thursday, April 27, 2017 – “Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Gloom of Night”…: Mail Delivery in Laurel
Thursday, May 25, 2017 – Fireworks and Hot Dogs: Celebrating the 4th in Laurel


Prior topics have included:

-20th century Laurel historians
-Laurel High School football coach George Schollenberger
-Civil War in Laurel
-Railroad in Laurel
-Fires in Laurel
-Historic churches
-High school dance