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August 10, 2023

Bettis Airport

McKeesport Regional History and Heritage Center, 6:30 pm

Sue Morris and I will explore the history if Bettis Field and the daredevil women and men of early aviation in Pittsburgh.


July 9, 2023

Kennywood Day

Heinz History Center, 11 am – 4 pm

THe History Center will be hopping with games, food, speakers, and special reveals to celebrate the park's 125th anniversary.


June 29, 2023


Convention Center, Pittsburgh, 5:30 pm

Join me and History Center staff for a whirlwind PowerPoint show through Kennywood Park and Kenny Kangaroo history.

May 13, 2023

Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books, East Liberty

A fun PowerPoint show about Kennywood Park and other books from the Heinz History Center.

March 1, 2023

Society for Commercial Archeology

Zoom, 8 pm

Come along as we cross the US to trace the route and history of the Lincoln Highway. Sponsored by the Society for Commercial Archeology.

July 21, 2022

Tyler History Center

Bites and Bits of History program

Youngstown, Ohio, 12 noon

Talking Isaly's & Klondike

June 26, 2022

Baltzer Meyer Historical Society

SW of Greensburg, 2 pm

Talking Isaly's & Klondike

May 4, 2022

Annual Meeting, Allegheny City Society

Chapel Shelter, Riverview Park, 6 pm

"Telling Our Stories" about local history

May 14, 2022

Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books

Bakery Square, East Liberty, 10 am

Kicking off the event with a discussion of Isaly's and other books from the Heinz History Center

April 19, 2022

Community Library of Allegheny Valley

Natrona Heights, 6 pm

Talking Isaly's & Klondike

March 30, 2022

Mt. Lebanon Library

Zoom, 7 pm

“Lincoln Highway and Isaly’s, with a side of Pittsburgh History”

March 27, 2022

Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

Trust Arts Education Center, 805 Liberty Avenue

12–1 pm

Talking Kennywood with Rick Sebak

March 5, 2022

Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, Homewood 

Talking Isaly's (and eating Klondike bars!) at the Pittsburgh Books "Taste of Festival"

February 9, 2022

Zoom, 8 pm

Get ready for a Roadside-O-Rama of fun and adventure. Sponsored by the Society for Commercial Archeology. More info at

Thursday, November 18, 2021

7:00pm – 8:15pm

History Connections: Harvey House History and

the Old Lincoln Highway 

Westmoreland Museum of American Art

Monday, April 26, 2021

7:30pm – 8:15pm

Kennywood History

Doors Open Pittsburgh

Monday, April 19, 2021

7:30pm – 8:15pm

I Shall Always Love You Isaly's

Doors Open Pittsburgh

Learn more about the beloved regional dairy, maker of chipped ham and inventors of the Klondike bar.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


Noon – 1 pm

We'll be talking Kennywood, Isaly's/Klondikes, Lincoln Highway, and Roadside Attractions.

Ohio County Public Library, Wheeling WV

Saturday, October 19, 2019

8:30 – 9:45 am

Editors Roundtable

Annual Meeting, Pa Historical Assn

Indiana University of Pa, Indiana PA

Friday, September 27, 2019

8 – 10 pm

Tea Fundraiser

South Park Township Library, South Park PA

Powerpoint about my books and Pgh history

Saturday, August 10, 2019

11 am – 5 pm

Grand Marshal!

Pleasant Hills Community Day

Lead the parade in a cool vintage fire truck, then sign books at the fairgrounds

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Noon – 2 pm

"Amusement Parks Panel" with 4 speakers

Barnes & Noble, Waterfront, Homestead PA

Regional parks discussion & signing

Saturday, July 22, 2019

11 am – 1 pm

"Read Local/Eat Local"

Peter Township Public Library, McMurray PA

25 authors and 3 food trucks

Friday, June 21, 2019

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Barnes & Noble, Waterfront, Homestead PA

Lincoln Highway discussion & signing

Sunday, May 17, 2019

2 – 4 pm

Baltzer Mayer Historical Society, Greensburg PA

Lincoln Highway PowerPoint & signing

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10:30 – 10:45 am

Kennywood Park, West Mifflin PA

Historical Marker Garden dedication

Presentations and unveiling Ingersoll marker

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