Sunday, November 12, 2006

Honest Abe's Bed?

I was just scanning through some Post Gazette articles and I found this one regarding the possible find of an antique bed Abe Lincoln might have slept in. Amber Bierkan from the Friends of Hartwood told me about the bed and the controversy it is causing with Allegheny County. Sounds like it might be moved to Hartwood for display. Thought I would pass this article on for what it's worth.

I will also be attending the Festival of Lights display this Thurs from 7:00-9:00 pm at Hartwood. This is a great event and a great way to ring in the holiday season.

Be safe and take care,

Jeff Lawrence

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Haunted Hartwood Article

Hello,

My brother's birthday was yesterday and when our family met for dinner my Dad gave me this article clipped from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that was mailed to him by a friend. Apparently Mary Flinn Lawrence and John Lawrence have haunted the mansion and their story is included in a Haunted Pittsburgh DVD. My Dad said that he could tell some spooky stories from living there. I know that Halloween has past but I thought that I should share this article.

I have some personal papers from MF Lawrence that my father gave me that I am archiving into my personal library and I will post some in the near future. I also have some old pictures of Hartwood taken during construction that I will share.

Until next time, take care,
Jeff Lawrence