History at your own pace
The Beaver County Coalition is hosting its annual "History Celebration Weekend" with many of the county's 16 historical sites offering tours and programs and interpreting the role of their communities during post-Civil War Beaver County.
And a bus trip sponsored by Beaver County Community College will visit six of the participating locations, and a geo-cache throughout Beaver County will be part of the activities.
The sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Most of the sites request donations.
Among the sites are Beaver Area Heritage Museum, Beaver County Industrial Museum, Beaver County Model Railroad Museum, Enon Valley Historical Museum, Little Beaver Historical Society Complex, Old Economy Village, Richmond Little Red School House, Southside Historical Village and the William Vicary Mansion.
These locations will be open only Saturday: Air Heritage Museum, Beaver County Genealogy and History Center, Beaver Falls Historical Society & Museum, Historical Society of Chippewa and St. Nicholas Chapel.
Community tire collections
Need to get rid of tires or wheels from your car or truck? The Independence Conservancy will hold three community tire collections from 9 a.m. to noon in cooperation with the following municipalities:
Saturday - Ohioville municipal building, 6268 Tuscarawas Road
May 11-13 - New Sewickley municipal building, 233 Miller Road
May 25 - Big Beaver municipal building, 114 Forest Drive
Individuals and small businesses are welcome. No proof of residency is required, and there is no limit on the number of tires or wheels that can be delivered.
Disposal fees for auto and light truck tires up to 17 inches off rim are $2 each; $4 if on rim.
Tractor trailer tires up to 22.5 inches and farm tractor rear tires any size are $20 each. Rims will not be accepted.
The Independence Conservancy is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) environmental stewardship organization active in Beaver, Washington and Allegheny counties.