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 – typically the last Thursday of the month – from September through May at Laurel Public Library from 10:30 AM to 12:00 noon. 

2018-2019 Schedule

September 27, 2018 – A Woman’s Gift to Laurel: Laurel’s Community House
October 25, 2018 – Life at the Plant: Uncle DuPy Remembered
November 29, 2018 – Laurel High School: The Military Years
December 20, 2018 – Country Stores at Christmas Time
January 31, 2019 – Celebrating Laurel’s Sesqui-Centennial
February 28, 2019 – Memories from West Laurel 
March 28, 2019 – Hefting Melons at “The Block”
April 25, 2019 – Childhood Vacations Memories
May 30, 2019 – When the Dual Highway Came to Town

Some prior topics have included:

  • 20th century Laurel historians
  • Laurel High School football coach George Schollenberger
  • Civil War in Laurel
  • Railroad in Laurel
  • Laurel’s movie theater
  • Favorite meals
  • Fires in Laurel
  • Historic churches
  • High school dance
  • “Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Gloom of Night” – Mail Delivery in Laurel