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 by unnamed "living dead" monsters. Ghostly … [Read 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 location of the family history. The Heinz History … [Read 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 Tours. Sean Collier has been running Haunted … [Read 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 this weekend. First stop - break out your bag pipes … [Read more...]

Head Up To Harmony – Community Day on Saturday, June 18

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Just a short drive north of Pittsburgh on 79N. is the tiny but historic town of Harmony, Pa.  The town may be small - but they have got some big things going on.  Saturday is the perfect day to drive up and check out Harmony. Harmony Community Day - Saturday, June 18, 2011 11am-6pm website for more info - http://historicharmony.com/communityday.html Car Cruise Kids Stuff Music Food Visit the Harmony Musueum for just $1 Hot Dog Eating Contest - 3pm A Very Brief History of … [Read more...]