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St. Brendan's Speaker Series

George Washington Flopped Here (Len Barcousky)

SAINT BRENDAN’S SPEAKER SERIES April 8, 2018 St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church in Franklin Park is pleased to announce its next Speaker Series evening on Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 7 p.m. We are welcoming Post-Gazette journalist, historian and author Len Barcousky, as our speaker/presenter. His topic will be “George Washing Flopped Here.” Len has walked or biked nearly every mile that 20-something Washington traveled as a diplomat, soldier and land speculator in what became south western Pennsylvania. Making use of you-are-there primary sources, Len will share what Washington learned on his multiple frontier visits; beset by dreadful mistakes, harrowing experiences and near-death moments. The presentation will conclude with a question-answer session. Mr. Barcousky will have his books available for signing and purchase. We invite you to join us. Tickets may be reserved by calling the church office at 412-364-5974. Admission is $10 if making an advance reservation by phone or by visiting the church office. Tickets are also available at the door on April 8 for $12. Student tickets are $5. Doors open at 6 p.m. for complimentary appetizers and beverages. St. Brendan’s address is 2365 McAleer Road, Sewickley (Franklin Park), PA 15143. Additional information is available on our website at www.stbrendans.org. A flyer is attached to inform family, friends and colleagues if you choose. See you April 8! Jim Gray and Paul Dickerson Speaker Series co-Chairs St. Brendan’s Episcopal Church LEN BARCOUSKY: *Len continues to write his bi-weekly “Eyewitness” column for the Post-Gazette. *Penn State graduate with a degree in English. Columbia University Graduate School of Business master’s degree, marketing and finance concentrations. *adjunct professor of Journalism, University of Pittsburgh *author: “Remembering Pittsburgh: an “Eyewitness” History of the Steel City” (The History Press, 2010), “Civil War Pittsburgh: Forge of the Union” (The History Press, 2013), and “Hidden History of Pittsburgh” (The History Press, 2016). (Available for signing and purchase). *Len lives in Ben Avon with his wife Barbara, also a Penn State graduate. They are parents of two adult children. *Len’s career included several responsibilities with the Post-Gazette, following early career positions with The Bethlehem (PA) Globe-Times, the Allentown Morning Call and the Syracuse Post-Standard.