Remember When: 2000

Thursday, August 8, 2019 | 6:00 AM


In the news this week 19 years ago:

• Sewickley and Ambridge played host to 90 members of the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions for a walking tour of both boroughs this week. The visit was part of the Pittsburgh Forum 2000 conference cosponsored by the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission and the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. The tour highlighted the variety of architectural styles and the quality of home restorations in the area.

• A group of local reenactors explored the “legend of Legion Ville,” marching down Broad Street to the Sewickley Public Library in 18th-century garb, complete with fife and drum. The group educated visitors about what life was like at Legion Ville under U.S. Army Gen. “Mad Anthony” Wayne, who undertook the first efforts to provide basic training to Army recruits. Following the group’s demonstrations, a scale model of Legion Ville was to go on display at the library.

• Sweetwater Center for the Arts played host to “A Brush with History,” an exhibition of artworks by Sewickley Valley artists from 1840 to contemporary times. Featured artists included William H. Singer Jr. and George Hetzel.

• Antioch Baptist Church celebrated its 110th anniversary with a lecture by guest speaker the Rev. Ronald Glenn of St. James AME Church in Pittsburgh. “Building the Temple in the Millennium” was its theme.