Saturday, September 21, 2019

2017’s Festival of Combustion to Forge Art and History at the Carrie Furnace

Pittsburghers will have the chance to kick off the Labor Day weekend by literally playing with fire. River of Steel’s annual Festival of Combustion...

Meet Me at the Station Rolls into Wilkinsburg this Weekend

Written by Marlee Ann Gallagher If you’re like most people who have been in Wilkinsburg recently, you may be wondering what’s up with the Wilkinsburg...

Dinosaurs, Animation, Activism and More at the Third Annual Pittsburgh Humanities Festival

The Pittsburgh Humanities Festival comes back for its third year, hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University....

The Birth Of A Nation

May 30th, 1918 may not resonate with many Pittsburghers today, but on that date 99 years ago, a new nation-state was conceived at the...

Polio is Zero Fun, and This Pittsburgh Legend Made The Cure.

When you think about it, we’ve come a long way in the field of modern medicine. From the first time bacteria was observed through...

Automobile Innovation In Pittsburgh

If you ask most Americans about the history of automobiles in the US, most people would make the connection to Detroit, and the longevity...

“Christ is Born”: Orthodox Faithful Ring in the New Year with Nativity Celebration

As December 25th came and went and most folks in Pittsburgh began to take down their Christmas lights and tinsel, a church in the...

A Family Serves Pittsburgh, Generation after Generation

At the start of the 1900’s millions of immigrants bid farewell to their countries to find opportunities in America. Make no mistake, though: then,...

Bridging The Point

Talking about "The Point Bridge" in old Pittsburgh is imprecise -- there actually were two of them, and at one time they simultaneously were...

Breaking Barriers: Chuck Cooper

Most people know the story of Jackie Robinson, who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers. If you ask...

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