Forged in Gold was released on Oct. 8 2020, one week before the 150th Anniversary Kickoff, along with the Legacy S&T Collection and 150th anniversary apparel. The S&T Store hosted a launch party where books were available for pick-up and purchase. Complimentary gift bags were handed out while author Larry Gragg signed copies.
Over 150 gift bags were handed out at the event. Face coverings were required and attendees were encouraged to take other protective measures to help stop the spread of COVID-19, including physical distancing. There were no cases of COVID-19 traced back to the event.
The book supports several of S&T’s overarching 150th goals including creating a greater appreciation and understanding of our role in advancing society throughout its 150-year history, creating general excitement around the anniversary and encouraging a “people’s sesquicentennial.”