The Allegany Area Historical Association will meet on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. at the Heritage Center, 25 North Second St. in Allegany. Allegany native Spencer Morgan will talk on Western New York Steelmaking, a presentation focused on the history of iron and steelmaking in the Western New York region from the early days of local blacksmiths to the post-World War rise and decline of the steel industry. Mr. Morgan is the curator of the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York, located in Buffalo.

This program will be the first of many speaking engagements Mr. Morgan will be giving that will be focused on his new book, “Western New York Steelmaking,” which will be published in January by Arcadia Press. He is a 2004 graduate of Allegany-Limestone High School and graduated in 2011 from Buffalo State College’s History and Museum Studies program.

The meeting is free and open to the public.