Frank Lenz: Local Adventurer, Avid Photographer, Big-Wheeled Bike Enthusiast

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Last Friday evening, I went searching for Frank Lenz, one of Pittsburgh’s most notable cyclists. To be fair, Lenz went missing almost 120 years ago, in Erzurum, Turkey, so I really didn’t have much hope of finding anything, but I figured I’d give it a shot. I headed over to the Brew House Art Gallery on the South Side, where David Herlihy, the author of The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance, more

Happening This Week

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American Idiot Tuesday – Sunday Heinz Hall, Cultural District An all-new musical based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album. More info/tickets:  http://culturaldistrict.org/venues/heinz-hall   Night Of The Living Dead Friday 5p Senator John Heinz History Center, Strip District This classic, locally-made 1968 horror movie is the terrifying take of a group of people trapped in a rural farmhouse who are attacked more

Building Your Family Tree – History Center to offer FREE Workshops in on Researching African American and Jewish Family Histories

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Nowadays we can log on to ye olde Facebooks and keep tabs on our cousin and in many families Grandma and Grandpa are using the Facebooks to keep in touch.  But if you want to find out about previous generations – Facebook doesn’t offer much.  Just the word Family Tree brings back memories of my mom helping me we a 2nd grad project.  She was determined to fill that piece of posterboard out correctly – probably because there was no other written more

Ghost N’At & Haunted Pittsburgh Tours

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Jim Krenn RAW is a video podcast by Jim Krenn.  In this video series is a kind of behind the scenes look at what happens in Pittsburgh when Jim isn’t on the radio.  If you are new to Pittsburgh – these videos are a great way to learn about some of the things that are staples here in Pittsburgh.  Start with this episode on the Primanti Brother’s sandwich.  Just in time for Halloween  Jim Krenn checks out one of the Haunted Pittsburgh more

Scottish and Scutching in the Laurel Highlands This Weekend

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History lovers, hold on to your hats and pack up your wagons (station wagons) and head out route 30 east to the laurel highlands this weekend – it is a double header of cultural festivals.  We are often asked about what are the must-do events around Pittsburgh.  Both of these festivals are on our list of favorites.  And they happen to be on the same weekend so you can catch a double header of history celebration just outside of Pittsburgh more

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