All evening programs are open to the public and held at the Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Avenue, and begin at 7:30 pm.
If you have any suggestions or ideas for future speakers or topics to put on our agenda, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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.
(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.
June, 9, 2020 (Tuesday)
Speaker TBA, This talk will be about the industrial history and future of Carrie Furnace.
Reverting to past practice, no program will be scheduled for August.
September 8, 2020 (Tuesday)
“DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh”
Speaker: Bonnie Baxter – Founder/Executive Director – DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh
Bonnie will discuss how and why she opened DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh.
Excerpt from DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh website
“As a non-profit (501c3), DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh believes that everyone should be able to see and experience the beauty in our city. Pittsburghers come together with hundreds of volunteers to open dozens of buildings to hear the stories they tell us about our past, present, and future.“
About the Speaker:
Bonnie Baxter founded DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh in 2016, inspired by a similar event while living in Chicago. She now serves as the Executive Director and only employee for DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh, Inc. (501c3). Bonnie spent 25 years in the television advertising industry as an Account Executive, Senior Account Executive, and Local Sales Manager for an assortment of media companies such as Sinclair Broadcast Group, Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., Comcast Spotlight, Viamedia, and The Nielsen Company. Bonnie holds a degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Communications, with a minor in Marketing. She has also operated a residential real estate property management/rehab company for the past 20 years.