The Squirrel Hill Historical Society (SHHS) is a membership organization established in 2000. The SHHS was founded by Terry and Sharyn Necciai, preservation activists, and held its first meeting on May 16, 2000. We are committed to gathering, preserving, and celebrating the historical memories of our neighborhood. We sponsor the following activities to support our goal. (Please click on italicized words in the next sections to learn more.)
President – Emeritus
Most of our monthly programs since 2006 have been recorded through Youtube and are now available on this website. You can find the videos either organized by chronology (SHHS Program by Year) or by subject category (SHHS Programs by Topic). These videos can also be checked out as DvDs from the Squirrel Hill branch of the Carnegie Library.
The SHHS sponsors annual walking tours. In 2019 the tours were of Chatham University, the Squirrel Hill Business District and the Hill District. There will be no walking tours in 2020 due to COVID-19, but see Upcoming Programs and Events on this site for future updated schedules.
The SHHS has now published two books. See SHHS Books on this websitefor more detail.
Library Museum Board
The SHHS now has a permanent display board at the Squirrel Hill Branch of the Carnegie Library. It has rotating exhibits on the Historical Society and the history of our neighborhood, as well as lists of books of local interest that are available for checkout from this Library Branch. We invite you to visit the Library and view our display. Museum Board exhibits are planned and produced by Helen Wilson, SHHS Vice President.
The SHHS owns or has access to a number of historical photographs of Squirrel Hill. We are developing slide shows utilizing these photos.See Historical Photographs on this site to see the slide shows that have been developed to date.
The SHHS produces a monthly newsletter which includes numerous original articles on Squirrel Hill history. The newsletter is sent to all SHHS members.