Scottish and Scutching in the Laurel Highlands This Weekend


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


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 - 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?


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 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


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...]