Greetings from Rivers of Steel

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
July 2013
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r monetary contribution to the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area supports the projects and programs that preserve Southwestern Pennsylvania's rich industrial and cultural heritage for future generations.  Please help us preserve our wonderful heritage!

  carrie engine shop

Carrie Blast Furnace Guided Tours
10 AM Fridays 
10 AM Saturdays
May - October  

 Urban Art Tour @
Carrie Blast Furnaces 
July 6, 2013
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Sunday Heritage Market at the Pump House
 July 7 & 21, Aug. 4 & 18  
7:30 PM July 26 
"Sick around the World"

Babushkas & Hard Hats Tours
July 13, Aug. 10, Aug. 31, Oct. 19 

PA Heritage ConferencePittsburgh 
July 16-19

shift change
Free  Carrie Furnace Days
for Homestead Works
Zip Code residents
July 27   
Brewery Weekend in Erie
Aug. 24-25  
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Carrie Blast Furnace Tours 
 Aug. 31, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, 2013

cello fury

 Cello Fury @ Carrie Blast Furnaces and
CD Release Party
Third week of September
Date TBA

Own a piece of J&L Steel History for a  $25 donation!  

Thank you to our Donors! 
 Urban Art Tour & Workshop presented by Rivers of Steel
@ The Carrie Blast Furnaces
Shane Pilster of 82 Concepts.
Fillins, King, Fat Caps, Pieces. Learn about these graffiti terms and more during a special Carrie Blast Furnaces Urban Art Tour & Workshop focusing on
graffiti found at the site. Led by graphic and web designer Shane Pilster of 82 Concepts, the tour will provide a deeper look at the spray painted pictures found on abandoned industrial sites and city buildings. Following the tour, Pilster will conduct a workshop where participants will create a take-away piece.  A limited number of tickets are available.  Click here to sign up today!   Allow 2 hours. Recommended for ages 8+. Learn more about it by reading "Writing's on Wall at Carrie Furnaces" published  in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Saturday.

Friends of the Riverfront, Northside Leadership Conference, Donora Historical Society among recipients of Rivers of Steel C2P2 Mini-Grants via PA DCNR

   Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area will disperse almost $40,000 in mini-grants to nonprofit requestees from Greensburg, Mt. Pleasant, Donora and Pittsburgh. Projects planned include the refurbishment of a scale car, the locating of Henry Clay Frick coke mines, a Main Line Canal Photographic Essay & Exhibit, and the printing of 40,000 Three Rivers Heritage Trail Maps, among other projects. Besides the above, recipients include Westmoreland Museum of American Art, DCNR Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Jacobs Creek Watershed Association among others. 
   "Through monies received from PA DCNR's Community Conservation Partnership Program (C2P2), Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area has the opportunity to provide assistance to historical and eco-friendly projects throughout Southwestern Pa," said August R. Carlino, President and CEO of Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation. "It also helps fulfill our mission of fostering and promoting resource conservation and development, heritage tourism, cultural and educational programs and economic revitalization in our region."

Lengel Brothers Farm now at the Sunday Heritage Market located at The Pump House, accepts Farmers' Market Vouchers 

Farmer Elliot Lengel of Mercer, PA, will be at the Sunday Heritage Market 10 AM to 2 PM the first and third Sundays throughout the rest of the growing season at the Pump House. Some of the fresh items he'll be selling include lettuce, kale, peppers, cucumbers and hanging flower baskets. He will also be accepting Farmers' Market Vouchers provided by the PA Department of Agriculture provided to eligible seniors and WIC recipients. Other vendors include The Bulgarian-Macedonian Center, Intentional Stones, Rise Above Bakery and Pittsburgh Food Trucks such as Oh My Grill and Dozen Dessert Truck as well as many other craft vendors. The Sunday Heritage Market offers the public a chance to explore the historic Pump House and also to support and enjoy local artisans, businesses, music, and fun! For more information, email Christy Baraff. 
Live in the zip code of the former Homestead Works? Enjoy a free Carrie Blast Furnace Tour July 27! 
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Homestead Works Circa 1886  

Share the zip codes of the former Homestead Works site? Then enjoy a complimentary tour at the Carrie Blast Furnaces from 9 AM to Noon July 27 in Rankin. The free-tour garnering ZIP codes are 15120, 15218 and 15104, and address verification such as a drivers' license will be required for entry. Reservations are requested by contacting Stacy Drane at 412-464-4020, ext. 32, or Live outside the ZIP code range? You can still purchase tour tickets here

   Pennsylvania's Statewide Conference on Heritage will be held at the historic William Penn Hotel in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. The conference will begin July 16th with pre-conference workshops teeming and will conclude on Friday, July 19th. Pittsburgh's industrial history, rich ethnic heritage, vibrant and well-preserved downtown, and stunning collection of historic bridges provide the perfect backdrop for a lively discussion about how to preserve historic and archaeological resources. 

     The Statewide Conference will be headquartered at the historic William Penn Hotel. The renowned hotel was designed by architects Benno Janssen and Franklin Abbott and built by Henry Clay Frick in 1916. 
  With 23 sessions and workshops, including one at the Carrie Blast Furnaces, five tours, and three evening events, the Statewide Conference on Heritage provides  attendees with an action packed week at an affordable price. General registration rates are set at $135 and include access to all sessions, select walking tours, and two evening events-the private cruise on the Gateway Clipper and the conference reception.
For more information contact Jennifer Horn or call 717.234.2310, ext. 19.
The Caped Crusader, an unstoppable train, and the perfect Hollywood script (Budget Traveler Adventures blog)

Lights, Camera ... Passion
(The Intelligencer Wheeling News-Register) 
Extra in "Out of the Furnace"
Pittsburgh Business Times

North Coast Brew Tour Aug. 24-25, 2013 in Erie 
Offered by PA Brew Tours in partnership with
 Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours

PA Brew Tours first ever 2-day tour! Visit three great breweries in Northeastern Pennsylvania for an all-inclusive craft beer experience. Ticket price includes round trip transportation between Pittsburgh and Erie, hotel accommodations at Hilton Garden Inn in Erie, PA, Beer samples and guided tours at Lavery Brewery, Erie Brewery, and Voodoo Brewery; souvenir pint glass; lunch on the way to Erie provided by Carson St. Deli and Craft Beer  House; shuttle to Presque Isle Downs and Casino Saturday night in Erie; and Sunday brunch at Voodoo Brewery consisting of: french toast stuffed with ricotta cheese and peanut butter topped with powdered sugar and PA maple syrup, homemade biscuits and gravy, "voodized" mimosa, and roasted squash soup with Gran Met served chilled. Arrangements made with the collaboration of Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours. For more information, click here.