(CANCELLED) June, 9, 2020
The June Program has been replaced with the SHHS House History Project.
“House History Project” Do you have an interesting story about your house? Would you like to find out more about its history? The SHHS is asking both members and nonmembers to submit stories about their Squirrel Hill houses and provides sources to help in their research. The project is ongoing with no deadline. For more information, see the HOUSE HISTORY PROJECT link in the main SHHS menu. Check it out to see the unusual stories submitted by others, then submit your own!
(CANCELLED) May 12, 2020
“100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die”
Rossilynne Skena Culgan is the author of 100 Things to Do in Pittsburgh Before You Die, a book that promises to become your local “bucket list” and to provide new ideas for your next visitors. Culgan is Food and Culture Editor for The Incline (TheIncline.com), a Pittsburgh news website.
(CANCELLED) April 14, 2020
“Homewood Cemetery and Smithfield East End Cemetery”
Jennie Benford, Director of Programming at The Homewood Cemetery Historical Fund, has spent almost two decades as an archivist, historian, and docent leading people through the most fascinating details of The Homewood Cemetery’s occupants and their current repositories.
“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.