Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

Newsletter October 2010

What's in Store

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Seeing Pittsburgh

This collection of photos, organized by the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area, opens the viewers'
eyes to the diverse neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. This book contains the beautiful colors of Mount
Washington in the spring, scenes from winter and autumn in places including Squirrel Hill, the
Northside, and the Hill District, and photos that hearken back to Pittsburgh's industrial past. This
stunning book captures the brilliance of places that some Pittsburghers see every day and sides of the
city that many have never seen before. Cost: $10 at the Rivers of Steel Museum Store.

For more information, visit www.riversofsteel.com

Sawdust Carpet Folk Art Lunch Hour Series Starts Thursday at The Bost


Starting this Thursday, a series of Folk Art lectures will be held throughout November. In conjunction with "Making it Better: Folk Arts in Pennsylvania" - an exhibit sponsored by Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. The first lunchtime talk will be held noon to 1 p.m. at The Bost Building, 623 E. 8th Ave., Homestead, by Charles Culleiton. Actively involved in preserving the history of Tarentum and the Alle-Kiski Valley, he received a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in the Folk and Traditional Arts for his sawdust carpets. For a list of upcoming lunchtime series dates, click here.

Biking on the Trail Completion of Great Allegheny Passage Set for Fall 2011
The completion date for the trail grid connecting Pittsburgh to Washington DC has been set for Nov. 11, 2011. Rivers of Steel was an integral part of creating and connecting the Steel Valley Trail with the Mon-Yough Trail - a 9-mile stretch through some of the most industrialized sites in the region, connecting Pittsburgh to McKeesport and beyond - all a part of the passage. They were also key in getting right-of-ways through the Waterfront in Homestead. The Pump House, an historic site owned by Rivers of Steel, is also on a trailhead of the soon-to-be completed Great Allegheny Passage. For more information, click here.

carrie tour 

In the News

DCNR Fall 2010 Newsletter

Why I moved to Pittsburgh Twice: The Steeltown Anthem Blogger

A Carrie Furnace Tour Review

Interest in Carrie Furnace brings couple to Pittsburgh region


Have you written about Carrie Furnace or Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area? Let us know and we'll share it with our friends in the next newsletter! Email [email protected] with the details.

Save the date!
Holiday Heritage Market Dec. 4

Event to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at The Pump House, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall, PaCome out and enjoy beautiful ethnic Crafts, delicious local foods and holiday music.
Become a Member
Membership with Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area includes free admission to our exhibits and museum store discounts, among other benefits.
Visit www.riversofsteel.com for more information.

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