Pinegrove Historical Society to host program

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PINE GROVE – The Pine- grove Historical Society will host a program on Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. at the Pine Grove American Legion, 42 S. Tulpehocken Street.

Presenter will be Steve Yoder, of Pine Grove, will

relate the history and lega- cy of the Bonawitz Family. His ancestor Johannes Bonawitz of Womelsdorf purchased in 1809 what is today the home of the Pine- grove Historical Society at 205 N. Tulpehocken Street.

Bonawitz was a well-

known and renowned gun- maker of the Pennsylvania long rifle. His home served as a tavern in the basement and lodging above.

The program is free and the public is invited to attend. Doors open at 6 p.m. and food is not available.

 

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