About Us

SHHS Officers and Board

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. The SHHS is committed to gathering, preserving, and celebrating the historical memories of our neighborhood.  SHHS Board Members: Dr. Jean Binstock, Wayne Bossinger, Toby Chapman, Audrey Glickman, James Hammond, Tony Indovina, Stanley Klein, Todd Miller, Charles Succop, Helen Wilson, and Eveline Young. 

Board Members also serve as officers.
Co-Presidents: Wayne Bossinger and Jim Hammond
Vice-President and Newsletter Editor: Helen Wilson
Program Coordinators: Todd Miller and Toby Chapman
Membership Coordinator: Stanley Klein 
Email Coordinator: Tony Indovina 
Treasurer: Eveline Young 
Media Specialist: Audrey Glickman
Website Manager: Janine Michael
President Emeritus: Michael Ehrmann
Principal Researchers: Wayne Bossinger, Helen Wilson, and Tony Indovina, Charles Succop

All SHHS members are welcome to contribute articles, suggest programs, and participate in our activities.

Program Videos
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.

Walking Tours
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.

Historical Photographs
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.

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