Spring Events with Rivers of Steel

carrie in distance 
Rivers of Steel National Heritage AreaApril 2012
arm woman
Rivers of Steel is looking for a few good volunteers for the Carrie Blast Furnaces.
Click here for more information.

Battle of Homestead Foundation


"From Memphis to Madison:  Reviving Martin Luther King's Gospel of Labor Rights and Economic Justice"

1:30 PM April 14

at the

Historic Pump House & Water Tower

880 E. Waterfront Drive,

Munhall in

The Waterfront 


Donor Appreciation


A special thank you to those who recently donated items, resources or time to the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Museum and Archives. 


Rebecca Plum
Louis Centofanti
Ralph Lakomy
Gerald Long
Terry Harl
James Busa   

Gerry Glenn

Pittsburgh Steelers   


Join today and enjoy tour and museum shop discounts! Info: 412.464.4020, ext. 32

carrie engine shop
In the spotlight on PBS' "Antiques Roadshow"; Travel Channel's "Off Limits" and a recent taping of a music video by rap artist Wiz Khalifa, Carrie Furnaces Hard Hat tours are set to begin on April 28. New this year is expanded tour availability with the historic site now open 10 AM and 1 PM Fridays and Saturdays in May and 10 AM and 1 PM Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer months.
Plan now for Father's Day weekend with a Carrie Furnaces Hard Hat Tour combined with an I Made It! Market @ Rivers of Steel on June 16. For more tour information or to purchases your tickets, click here or call 412.464.4020, ext. 32.
blacksmith artist Jymm Annual Hammer-In at W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop April 21
The Appalachian Blacksmiths Association and the PIttsburgh Area Artist-Blacksmiths Association will be holding their annual Hammer-In at Rices Landing. The day long event will feature continuous blacksmithing demonstrations, tours of the historic W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop, 120 Water Street, Rices Landing, and an auction of handcrafted iron work to benefit the blacksmith organizations and continued foundry and machine shop restoration. For more info, click here
 Pyrotopia: Festival of Fire Arts April 28
The inaugural Festival of Fire Arts will present fire's diversity of use by artists and celebrate humankind's primal fascination with fire at the Historic Pump House & Water Tower, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall. Events include Fiery Flamenco Dancing; A game of Flaming Simon; Fire Spinners and Dancers; a Megavolt Tesla Coil; a ground-effects fireworks show by New Castle's Pyrotecnico and a special late-night lighting of the Carrie Blast Furnaces! The free event runs noon to midnight April 28 with children's activities until 6 pm.For more info, click here or call 412.266.5192. 

The farm and artist market opens May 6 at the Historic Pump House & Water Tower, 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall! Visit the Sunday Heritage Market and explore The Historic Pump House, while also enjoying and supporting local artisans, farmers, businesses, and music! Conveniently located just past Lowe's Home Improvement Store in The Waterfront shopping complex and right along the Great Allegheny Passage. Bring your bikes and ride the trail after you shop! For more info, click here


In partnership with Lenzner Tour & Travel, Rivers of Steel is offering it's BIG Steel Heritage Tour - a magical mix of industry and immigrants! Learn interactively the story of Pittsburgh steel and the immigrants and industrialists that made this country great! Stops include the Carrie Blast Furnaces, Historic Pump House & Water Tower and much,much more! The full day shuttled & guided tour is only $69 and includes lunch and a treat from the cookie table!! For more information, click here.
Save 20%
Purchase 10 or more tickets for the Carrie Furnaces Hard Hat Tours and receive a 20% discount or $5 off per ticket - normally $25 per person. Great for a family reunion, multi-generational birthday party, team building event, Father's Day gathering or a group tour before catching a Pirates game! To purchase, contact Stacy Drane at 412.464.4020, ext. 32 and mention the E-newsletter coupon.
Offer Expires: June 30, 2012
Sherris Moreira
Director of Marketing and Tourism Development
412.464.4020, ext. 46