Upcoming Events

Our programs will continue to be held both on Zoom and live at the Church of the Redeemer, 5700 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, on the second Tuesday of each month. Although pre-registration for our live programs is no longer required, we ask that you not attend if you are not vaccinated. We recommend that all attendees wear masks and will continue to space chairs apart to allow for social distancing. 

If you cannot attend our live programs, we offer a hybrid Zoom version. SHHS members will be sent a link to the Zoom program no later than the weekend before the program. If you are not a SHHS and would like the link to the program, please contact the SHHS at sqhillhist@shhsoc.org.

NOTE for Zoom participants: Our programs are recorded and archived on our website using YouTube, so please turn off your video if you do not want to appear on the recording. YouTube guidelines do not permit sending pictures of people to others without their permission.

If you have any suggestions or ideas for future speakers or topics to put on our agenda, please email us at sqhillhist@shhsoc.org.

October 8, 2022 (Saturday)
“Turner Cemetery History Walk”

Turner Cemetery, located at 3424 Beechwood Boulevard, contains the remains of early settlers, military veterans, Native Americans, and people who lived in the area until the early 1900s. This year’s walk will feature information about the new tombstones that have appeared in the cemetery over the last year. SHHS Vice-President Helen Wilson and her fellow Turner Cemetery Researcher Mark Pearson will be on hand to discuss the graveyard and how it relates to the growth of Squirrel Hill in the early 1800s.

October 11, 2022 (Tuesday)
“The Allegheny Arsenal Handbook”
Lawrenceville historians and SHHS members Tom Powers and Jim Wudarczyk will discuss their book about the Allegheny Arsenal. It has 340 pages of detailed information on the facility, with plenty of maps and photographs.

November 8, 2022 (Tuesday)
“Discovering Pittsburgh’s City Seals”

Amateur historian Marc Virostek has had an interest in and has been keeping track of Pittsburgh’s art and architecture for many years. Marc has traveled around Pittsburgh searching for and photographing all the places he could find that feature the Seal of the City of Pittsburgh. In this presentation, he will talk about the seal and present the results of his wide-ranging search. He hopes to continue to refine his catalog of Pittsburgh seals and collect them into a book sometime soon.

December 13, 2022 (Tuesday)
“A History of Pittsburgh’s Chinese Community”

Lydia Ott, a doctoral student in occupational therapy at the University of Pittsburgh and producer of the documentary Pittsburgh’s Lost Chinatown, will discuss the origins of Pittsburgh’s Chinese community, the changes the community has undergone through the years, and its contributions to Squirrel Hill and other East End neighborhoods.

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