2006

Click on any underlined title to see more detailed information on each program, including videos approved for recording by speaker.  If you have trouble playing any video, please let us know at email: historysqhill@hotmail.com

December
The Watkins Boys’ Business

Speaker: Richard Watkins

*No additional information or video is available for this program

November
The Welsh Connection

Speaker: Elizabeth Jeffries

October
Homewood Cemetery—A History with Slides
Speaker: Marilyn Evert

*No additional information or video is available for this program

September
Congregation Poale Zedeck
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Miller
Note: This meeting held at Poale Zedeck, 6318 Phillips Ave (corner of Shady & Phillips)

Poale Zedeck is a modern Orthodox synagogue serving Jews of all ages, background and religious orientations. Over 300 families are members of Poale Zedeck. On an ordinary Shabbat there are over 200 adults in the main sanctuary for services. Hospitality is available for Shabbat and holidays. The full-time spiritual leader is Rabbi Yisroel Miller.

August 2006
No meeting- Have a nice vacation month!

July
Howard Hanna
Speaker: Helen Hanna Casey, President of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services

June
Walnut Capital
Speaker: Todd Reidbord, President of Walnut Capital

May
SHHS’s First Walking Tour
The Squirrel Hill walk will focus on the variety of styles and architectural details in the houses and apartment buildings along our route. The diversity of residential housing within the four block area to the East of Wightman Street from Forbes Ave to Beacon Street will be explored. Historical perspectives and quality of urban life will be discussed. A display of books and photographs will be available at the Church of the Redeemer along with free refreshments. An information sheet for self guided walk into the commercial area of Forbes and Murray will also be available.

Marian Cook, a SHHS member, and long-time tour docent for the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, will lead this first tour sponsored by the Squirrel Hill Historical Society.

May
Pittsburgh History and Landmarks
Speaker: Cathy McCollom Chief Program Officer, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Cathy McCollom last spoke to the SHHS about the Story of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation in July 2002. This meeting will update us on their current activities.

Historic preservation has many advantages, but most of all, it’s simply a matter of good sense. It’s smart to protect older buildings and neighborhoods because they’re good to look at, they’re useful, and they help us understand ourselves as individuals and as a nation.
—National Trust for Historic Preservation.

*No additional information or video is available for this program

April
Memories of My Father, a Squirrel Hill Pioneer
Speaker: Nat Diamondstone
Nat’s father founded the Squirrel Hill Board of Trade and was instrumental in the founding of Congregation Beth Shalom and Temple Sinai.

*No additional information or video is available for this program

March
Mineo’s: A Squirrel Hill Institution
Speakers: Dominic and John Mineo

Brothers John and Dominic Mineo run the 42-year old Mineo’s Pizza House. They still use their father’s original pizza recipe.

Ask just about any Pittsburgh native who serves the best pizza in the city, and without hesitation they’ll say “MINEO’S”!!

*No additional information or video is available for this program

February
Founding of the 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club
Speaker: Nathan Hershey, Professor Emeritus University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health

The 14th Ward is the largest ward in the City of Pittsburgh, and the second largest ward in the state. The 14th Ward Independent Democratic Club is the oldest one in the United States.

*No additional information or video is available for this program

January
Getting to Know Our Neighbors — Lawrenceville Historical Society
LHS takes pride in the richness of Lawrenceville’s unique history – from its founding in 1814 by the father of the famous composer, Stephen Foster, through its Golden Age of 1900 — LHS is dedicated to preserving their heritage by educating the community through lively and enjoyable programs.

*No additional information or video is available for this program

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close