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Catahecassa Springs Eternal
Speaker: Matthew Falcone, President of Preservation Pittsburgh
Matthew will discuss the history of Catahecassa Fountain (and Snyder Spring), a prominent feature of Schenley Park and recent addition to the City’s Register of Historic Places, as well as its future prospects.
Walking Tour of Chatham University
Time: 9:45 am -12.00pm
Meeting Place: Mellon Hall, Woodland Road
Note: Portions of this campus are quite hilly
Walking Tour of Squirrel Hill Business District (With Special Focus on 1970 -1990)
Time: 9:45 am – 12.00
Meeting Place, Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Avenue
Gene Kelly and the Jewish Community of Squirrel Hill
Speaker: Eric Lidji, Director of the Rauh Jewish Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center
Before he revolutionized the movie musical with films such as “An American in Paris” and “Singin’ in the Rain,” Gene Kelly was a young entertainer who was willing to take any job he could get in order to help support his family.
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A History of the Dollar Savings Bank
Speaker: Joseph Smith, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Dollar Bank and Dorothy Spangler, Multi-Media Production Specialist at Dollar Bank
The Dollar Bank presentation to the Squirrel Hill Historical Society will feature several chapters of Dollar Bank’s history. Founded in 1855, Dollar Bank is the oldest bank in Pittsburgh. Our presentation will feature several stories of our founder, Charles Colton, and the initial courage of our first board members to establish a mutual bank.
Walking Tour of Hill District (featuring both black and jewish sites)
Time: 9:45am – 12:15pm
Meeting Place: Hill District Carnegie Library, 2177 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, 15129
Tour Guide: Terri Baltimore, Director of Neighborhood Engagement for the Hill House Association (our October 2018 speaker)
Proceeds from this tour will be donated to the Hill House. The Hill House is a non-profit organization serving Hill District residents through community engagements, arts, culture and senior services.
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The History of Kennywood Park
Speaker: Andy Quinn, Kennywood Park historian and Community Relations Director
Andy will talk about the historic amusement park that so many generations of Pittsburghers have enjoyed.
The History of Allderdice High School
Speaker: Mina T. Levenson
Mina will discuss the history of Squirrel Hill’s most illustrious public school, Taylor Allderdice High School. Generations of graduates have made their mark in the world after spending their formative adolescent years at the grand old high school.
The History of Squirrel Hill’s Public Elementary Schools
Speaker: Helen Wilson, SHHS Co-Vice President
Helen has found that people who attended public elementary schools in Squirrel Hill have vivid memories of them. She will use photos, maps, and other images to present a wealth of information about the history of those schools.