“The Convoluted History of Squirrel Hill’s Roads”
Speaker: Helen Wilson, Vice-President of SHHS
Squirrel Hill has more than 200 streets, roads, avenues, places, courts, ways, lanes, bridges, and even a boulevard and interstate highway and tunnel. Some are so old they started out as Indian trails.
“The Art Collecting of Pittsburgh’s Gilded-Age Titans”
Speaker: Elizabeth Roark, Professor of Art History, Chatham University
This talk examines the collecting practices of Pittsburgh’s industrial age’s “big three”: Carnegie, Frick, and Mellon, and the impact it had had on the city (and beyond).
“Homestead and Squirrel Hill”
Speaker: Tammy Hepps, Founder of HomesteadHebrews.com
This talk will explore the surprisingly symbiotic relationship between the communities of Homestead and Squirrel Hill that began in the 1890s and continues to the present day.