The Squirrel Hill Historical Society (SHHS) is a membership organization established in 2000. We are committed to gathering, preserving, and celebrating the historical memories of our neighborhood.
The SHHS sponsors a regular lecture series on topics of interest, primarily focused on Squirrel Hill institutions with occasional talks of more general history.
Meetings are FREE and held on the second Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer 5700 Forbes Avenue.
Goals for the Squirrel Hill Historical Society
WALKING TOURS –
Last year's "Homewood Cemetery" walking tour was a great success. Another tour of Homewood Cemetery (visiting different sections) will be held June 6, 2015.
SHHS on YOUTUBE –
Most of our monthly programs since 2006 are now available for free viewing. Find SHHS Videos on YouTube on our website and click to see you choices. Enjoy!!
The SHHS now has a permanent display board at the Squirrel Hill Branch of the Carnegie Library. It has rotating exhibits on the Historical Society and the history of our neighborhood, as well as lists of books of local interest that are available for checkout from this Library Branch. We invite you to visit the Library and view our display.
The idea for a book grew out of our Historical Society's "reminiscing sessions." Lots of people knew bits and pieces, and a few hardworking volunteers pieced together vignettes that would tell a tale of Squirrel Hill.
The result is a book (published by Arcadia Publishing in 2005) of neighborhood photographs and historical text researched and written by SHHS members. The book primarily covers development of the neighborhood from the mid-19th century through the 1930s.
In 4 years, the book has sold over 3,500 copies. The book is available at Arcadia Publishing , at other book stores, or you may also purchase the book through the SHHS.
last updated February 20, 2015.