BU lecture to revisit Bloomsburg’s past

For immediate release: Oct. 24, 2007

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will host the lecture, “A Visit to Bloomsburg in 1870,” by history professor emeritus George Turner on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. in the Harvey A. Andruss Library, Schweiker Room. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomsburg University Library Association and is free and open to the public.

Turner will discuss his research based on a map of Bloomsburg from 1870. Topics will include a general overview of the town nearly 140 years ago, the size of the community based on census information, and land and property ownership, as well as information about the businesses and churches at that time. A full-size restored map can be seen to the right of the University Archives entrance on the library’s third floor.

Copies of a digitally restored print of an 1870 map by Lizza Studios, Tunkhannock, may be purchased at the lecture to benefit university library projects. Prices range from $60 to $335.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 18 master’s and one doctoral degree.