Speaker Series: Once Upon a Playground

Speaker Series: Once Upon a Playground

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m., Union Depot, 132 W. B St.

Cost: $25/non-members, $22.50/members, hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided.

Author talk and presentation by Brenda Biondo, photographer and author of Once Upon a Playground, a celebration of Classic American Playgrounds, 1920-1975.


Brenda Biondo

Memories of childhood, classic metal and wood structures that have populated playgrounds for most of the 20th century — towering metal slides, giant jungle gyms, whirling merry-go-rounds, bouncing seesaws — have become beloved artifacts.
For most Americans over the age of 30, they are parts of personal histories, as well as a tangible piece of the country’s cultural and industrial design heritage. Once Upon a Playground offers a visual tribute to these vanishing playgrounds of our past, celebrating their place in American culture and the collective memories of generations. – excerpt taken from eusa.org.

R.S.V.P. to courtney.woodka@steelworks.us, 719-564-9086, ext. 104.

Once Upon a Playground* Exhibit Reception:

5-7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2018, Steelworks Center of the West, 215 Canal St.

*Images will be available for purchase.

Sponsored in part by: Rhéaume Family Trust

This is a fundraiser for Bessemer Historical Society, Inc. d.b.a. Steelworks Center of the West, proceeds benefit educational programming at the museum.

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