The Squirrel Hill Historical Society is an organization of people committed to gathering, preserving, and celebrating the historical memories of our neighborhood, in the East End of Pittsburgh, PA.
Meetings are held regularly on topics of interest.
Meetings are FREE, held once a month at 7:30 p.m.
at The Church of the Redeemer, located at 5700 Forbes Avenue.
May 14, 2013 (Tuesday)
"Steel City Cemeteries: From Graveyards to Gardens"
Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth Roark,
Associate Professor of Art, Chatham University
Look for details on the "Upcoming Events" page.
The Squirrel Hill Project
A series of Community Events and Academic Projects in 2012-2013
Squirrel Hill and its Jewish community are unusual on the American scene. In contrast to most other 1920's-era Jewish neighborhoods around the country, it remains heavily Jewish and the center of Pittsburgh Jewish life.
The public programs in this series address the history of the Pittsburgh Jewish community, the history of Squirrel Hill in particular, larger patterns in Pittsburgh's urban history, and key themes in American Jewish and urban history. Examining the history of Squirrel Hill offers an opportunity for Pittsburgh's Jewish community to think about the current status of the community, the neighborhood, and the city, and to think about the future.
For a calendar of events go to the "Jewish Studies Program website" at www.jewishstudies.pitt.edu or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't miss reading the "Squirrel Hill Magazine"
Helen Wilson, Vice President of the Sq.Hill Historical Society, has an ongoing column in this magazine. She writes interesting vignettes of Squirrel Hill History -- it's a must read !!
We have had wonderful feedback on our book, Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series), written by our members! A limited number of copies will be available at our meetings.
Cost: $14 for members, $16 for non-members. Contact Mike (412-417-3707) for any questions.
The book can also be purchased online at Arcadia Publishing.
Last updated: April 15, 2013