Part of the Livingston Stone Collection — which documents the life of the former Deputy U.S. Fish Commissioner and the early years of fish culture — will be at the McCandless/Northern Allegheny Heritage Center on June 2 and 3 (Saturday and Sunday) from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.
McCandless resident Ned Kirstein — Stone's great-grandson — will be on-hand to talk to anyone who shows up about the man and his work.
Stone was born in Massachusetts in 1836. He attended Harvard and initially became a Unitarian minister. Stone was named Deputy Fish Commissioner in 1872 and worked to establish the the first federal freshwater fish hatchery — the Baird Hatchery in California. He was a pioneer in the genetics of the Rainbow Trout found in the lake today in North Park.
He passed away in 1912.
The Heritage Center is located on Aufman Lane (off Grubbs Road between Town Hall and the McCandless-Franklin Park Ambulance Authority).