EXHIBIT INFO

LECTURE AND TOUR SERIES INFORMATION

TICKET INFORMATION
 
 

Exhibit

"Places of Distinction: Altoona’s Historic Neighborhoods"

May 7th to June 27th at Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Free Admission, Donations Accepted
 
 
 
 

Lecture/Tour Series - $5 For Series

"Take a Second Look"

May 17th at 7 PM at the Altoona Public Library Auditorium

Lecture by Judy Coutts, AIA

Judy Coutts, AIA, principal in Altoona's first woman-owned architecture firm, invites the public to take a closer look at some of the city's buildings, buildings we pass by every day but don't really see. She will present an architect's point of view on the significance of the Altoona Hospital's recently completed Outpatient Center, as well as other unique and creative buildings in and around the city.
 
"A Taste of Little Italy"

May 25th at 7 PM at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Lecture by Guido Santella and Julia Laura
 
 

Businessman Guido Santella and Julia Laura, owner of LaJo's Italian Market, discuss this colorful Altoona neighborhood and culture. Come hear about how the area around 11th Street and 8th Avenue developed its distinctive religious, commercial, and social institutions, and enjoy a sampling of Italian delights.
 
"Why Don’t They Build ‘em Like They Used To?"

June 3rd at 7 PM at the Altoona Public Library Auditorium

Lecture by G. Randolph Hudson, AIA, Hayes Large Architects

G. Randolph Hudson, AIA, partner in the local architecture firm, Hayes Large Architects, explains how the economics of architecture has changed over the last century to accommodate the ever greater demands of technology, and how this change impacts building systems, building form and architectural design.
 
"From Dutch Hill - A View of Altoona"

June 9th at 7 PM at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Lecture by Jennifer Mikolajczyk, Principal of Penn Lincoln School

"From Dutch Hill - A View of Altoona" Principal of the Penn Lincoln School, Jennifer Mikolajczyk, presents a slide lecture about the Fourth Ward's Pennsylvania German neighborhood, with particular emphasis on the former site of the Oswald Brewery, now occupied by the school. Ms. Mickolajczyk promises to relate the story of the infamous brewery fire among her tales of the area's history.
 
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Historic Mishler Theatre Restoration

June 19th at 10 AM to Noon at the Mishler Theatre

Lecture by A. Raymond Goodman, AIA, Hayes Large Architects and

John Rita, Chief Conservator for the Albert Michaels Gallery

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Historic Mishler Theater Restoration conducted by architect, A. Raymond Goodman, AIA, and John Rita, chief conservator for the Albert Michaels Gallery. While the theater is closed for the summer for continuing renovation, professionals involved in the work will lead the public around the scaffolding to discuss the decisions involved in an historic restoration project. Those attending will enjoy a "sneak peek" at the work in progress. "Priority Mail"

June 22nd at 7 PM at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Lecture by Postmaster Charles Burford on history of the Altoona Post Office

Postmaster Charles Burford claims Altoona's history can be told through the story of its Post Office. Mr. Burford will narrate and illustrate the institution's prior sites and buildings, and will emphasize the murals and Art Deco architecture of the present downtown facility.
 
 
 
 
 
TICKET INFORMATION

For tickets to the Lecture and Tour Series:

Send your payment of $5 per ticket and a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with

your Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code and the Number of Tickets requested to:

Middle PA Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

PO Box 1149

Altoona, PA 16603-1149


 

The Exhibit is made possible by the following sponsors -

The Middle PA Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
Partners in Neighborhood Revitalization, Inc.
The Allegheny Ridge Corporation
Operator of the Allegheny Ridge State Heritage Park
The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
This project is supported jointly by grants from
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Pennsylvania Humanities Council
State affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities