2019

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April
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.

*No additional information or video is available for this event

March
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.

February
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.

January
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.

 

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