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...]

Is Oakland Haunted?

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Image by Talke Photography via Flickr You can find out if Oakland is really haunted on one of the Haunted Pittsburgh walking tours.  Now if I were visiting any other city - and saw a haunted tour - I would run the other way.  I have just never been a fan of touristy, haunted tours - really how haunted could Daytona, FL be? But a haunted tour of Pittsburgh - this could be interesting.  Pittsburgh has history and lots of it.  Oakland has a ton of history packed into one little neighborhood with … [Read more...]

World War II History Comes to Pittsburgh – The USS LST Ship Memorial

Image via Wikipedia On Friday, we posted a photo of the very large ship that is docked in the river next to Heinz field.  This is the USS LST ship - it served in World War II.  The USS LST is usually docked in Evansville but it has been out making a tour this summer.  The USS LST is in Pittsburgh September 1-7th. More details about the USS LST and it's visit to Pittsburgh are available here Image by boodie131 via Flickr www.lstmemorial.org Here is an article from the Post-Gazette about … [Read more...]

Oh My Gosh – It's Frothingslosh! The 15th Annual Iron City Brewing Oberbrau Haus Beer Collectibles Show

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Image by garboden via Flickr Looking for some friends who also like to collect beer stuff - well it turns out that Pittsburgh has a club for that too.  Olde Frothingslosh is a Pittsburgh beer can and breweriana collecting club and they are always open to new members.  I want to join because they have such a great name.  In case you weren't sure about the legitimacy of this organization - please note that Olde Frothingslosh happens to be the 11th 11th Chapter of the Brewery Collectibles Club of … [Read more...]