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.  Topics for 2018 will be posted soon.


2017-2018 Schedule

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Fame and Fortune from Laurel Roots:   Laurelites who have made it “big!”
Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Let’s Go Shopping: Businesses and Stores in Laurel
Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Food Glorious Food: Your Favorite Meals
Thursday, December 14, 2017 – Home for the Holidays: Christmas and Other Holiday Traditions
Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Honoring Those Who Served: Laurelites Who Served in the Military
Thursday, February 22, 2018 – Laurel Historical Society – the First 40 Years
Thursday, March 29, 2018 – Grande Dams – Laurels Homes and Buildings
Thursday, April 26, 2018 – Let’s Go to the Movies! – Laurel’s Movie Theater
Thursday, May 31, 2018 – TBD


Some 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
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