Crystal City Historical Society Features Pittsburgh Plate Glass
(CRYSTAL CITY)    The Crystal City Historical Society is busy these days as it recently moved its museum into the “Girl Scout House” on Strawberry Alley, just east of Mississippi Avenue.  The society recently had a soft opening at the museum for its members. Jack Ginnever  is the secretary/treasurer of the historical society and he says it went well.

Ginnever joined society museum curator Clayton Loughary on KJFF recently. Among the topics of conversation was the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, of  which Loughary has produced a half hour documentary.

The link to the documentary can be found on the society website, the City of Crystal City’s website and on YouTube.  According to Loughary, part of the museum’s memorabilia are four volumes of PPG’s local publication “Glass Rays”. The magazine was produced from 1937-1940.  Loughary says society president Jessica Hamlin refers to “Glass Rays” as the first Facebook of Crystal City.

The Crystal City Historical Society program can be heard the second Thursday of each month at 10:30am on KJFF.
To become a member of the Crystal City Historical Society the cost is $20 per year.  To join, please go to the society’s website
Listen to the complete KJFF interview with Jack Ginnever and Clayton Loughary below.