About Us

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 monthly history lectures on Squirrel Hill, nearby neighborhoods, City of Pittsburgh, and the region.

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

In 2016 we will be revisiting "Frick Park" -- The largest of Pittsburgh's regional parks at 561 acres, Frick Park is also the youngest.
DATE: Saturday, June 4, 2016

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 your choices.
These videos can also be checked out at the Squirrel Hill Carnegie Library.

Library Exhibit -
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.

Our Book

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 the first 4 years, the book 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.

Contact Us

PO Box 8157
Pittsburgh, PA. 15217

phone: Mike 412-417-3707

or email historysqhill@hotmail.com


last updated October 2, 2015.