Saturday, December 19, 2009

Winter Solstice Celebration In Oil City

On Monday, December 21st at 7pm in Oil City's beautiful National Transit Building there will be a celebration of the Solstice with light yoga, music by Me and You, and artwork.

This is a Free and LGBT-friendly event. Please Join Us!

The National Transit Building is on the corner of Seneca and Center Streets in Oil City, PA. The National Transit Building was built in 1890 across from the bustling Oil Exchange at a cost of $90,000. The building housed John D. Rockefeller’s subsidiaries of Standard Oil Company, one of the most powerful corporations of its time. Its features include oak paneling, marble floors, a circular wrought iron fire escape, pneumatic messenger tubes, vaults on all floors, Civil War cannon ball doorknobs, newel posts, wrought iron and brass fixtures and a hydraulic open-cage elevator. In 1978 the National Transit Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1997 a non-profit agency, the Institute for Civic Renewal, donated rent and utilities for the first floor of the building toward the creation of Oil Valley Center for the Arts. Using grant funds and hundreds of hours of donated labor, The building has been restored to its original splendor.

Check out the Oil Valley Center for the Arts!

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