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September 6, 2013
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab

SRU's Old Stone House hosts storyteller

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. -Actor and storyteller Steve Anderson will present "Homegrown Heroes: Pennsylvania Communities in the Civil War" at Slippery Rock University's Old Stone House, Sept. 21.

The presentation is at 11 a.m.

The museum is one of Butler County's most recognized landmarks.

Anderson, a storyteller and tour guide at the Gettysburg battlefield for the past 10 years, will talk about the role of Pennsylvania communities during the Civil War, including several stories that originated in Butler County.

An experienced stage actor, Anderson has given original presentations on subjects as diverse as the Civil War, Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens. In each venue, he adjusts his presentations to include as much about local history as possible.

The presentation is made possible by the Commonwealth Speakers program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Pennsylvania Humanities Council, a nonprofit organization, inspires individuals to enjoy and share a life of learning.

Admission is free, but reservations are required and may be made by calling 724.738.4964 or emailing

The Old Stone House is located in northern Butler County at the intersections of routes 8, 528 and 173, three miles south of Slippery Rock.

Aaron Cowan, SRU assistant professor of history, is the museum's curator.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.