Friday, February 24, 2017

Monday February 27, 2017--Bill Hanson will present Program

HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO MEET ON FEBRUARY 27TH

            The Lawrence County Historical Society will hold its monthly program meeting on Monday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m., at the History Center on the corner of 12th and State in Lawrenceville. 

The guest speaker will be former Lawrenceville resident, Bill Hanson, who will present a program on the “History of the Telephone and How It Shaped Our Lives.”  Hanson and his late wife, Helen, owned and operated Communication Products and Equipment Company for fourteen years, manufacturing telephones and associated equipment designed for the vision and hearing impaired.  Prior to having his own business, Hanson worked 17 years for Suttle Apparatus as vice president of manufacturing.  He came to Lawrenceville after working for the telephone manufacturing unit of International Telephone and Telegraph. 

An avid collector of vintage telephones, Hanson recently donated part of his collection to the Historical Society, and these items will be on display for Monday evening’s program.


            The meeting is free and open to the public. 

Stop by Saturday 9-3 to view the new telephone exhibit and watch a new 7- minute documentary on  the Bridgeport Fire.