Blake Fisher Phone: 724.785.9331
AmeriCorps VISTA Fax: 724.785.8626
BROWNSVILLE, Pa. – The Brownsville Area Revitalization Corp. (BARC) is hosting a photography exhibit during The National Road Festival on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and May 22 from noon to 4:00 p.m. The exhibit will be held at the Rose Mansion at 320 Market St., Brownsville, PA and will include images of Brownsville’s Northside and historic ‘Neck’ districts. The admissions fee is $5.
The Rose Mansion was donated to BARC by the heirs of the Rose estate in 2010. Since that time BARC has received funding to conduct significant roof repairs as well as a marketing assessment considering the property’s future use.
Photographs curated for the exhibit were selected from the recently donated Norman Patterson Collection. The collection was donated in February of 2011 and contains approximately 1,000 photos of the Brownsville area dating from the 1860’s up through the 1970’s.
The event is sponsored by The Sprout Fund Seed Award for Greene and Fayette counties, Brownsville Bus Lines, the Fayette County Tourism Grant Program and the Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau. Proceeds and donations will help BARC continue to fund its community revitalization efforts in Brownsville. BARC is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to achieve economic development through historic preservation, heritage tourism, outdoor recreation, community stewardship, education, youth advancement and the arts.
For additional information or arrange interviews:
Dennis Cremonese, 724.785.9331
Brownsville Area Revitalization Corp. (BARC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to achieve economic development through historic preservation, heritage tourism, outdoor recreation, community stewardship, education, youth advancements and the arts. Contact the BARC office, 724.785.9331, for additional information about programs and upcoming events.