November 18, 2018

ACS Allegheny Commons Park / Mexican War Streets Walking Tour

Join the Allegheny City Society as we discuss the history of the various monuments, churches, and future plans for the Park. We will meet at the Thomas Armstrong Monument on Ridge Ave. at 1:30. We’ll break for coffee and a


November 10, 2018

ACS Westmoreland Museum of American Art Bus Tour

Join the Allegheny City Society on our visit to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg on Saturday, November 10th to view the works of Allegheny City natives Cassatt, Hetzel, Demmler and Mosley. We will meet in the parking


October 21, 2018

ACS Riverview Park Walking Tour

Join the Allegheny City Society for a walking tour of historic Riverview Park on Sunday, October 21st at 1:30. We’ll meet at the Visitor’s Center (plenty of street parking available) and walk on both paved streets and park dirt trails,


August 14, 2018

Remembering Ethel Hagler

Ethel Hagler was a legendary North Side community activist who took the lead to improve the quality of life in the neighborhoods close by the Commons. Learn about her at 7:00PM as part of ACS’s “Tuesdays in the Groves With


August 23, 2018

RESCHEDULED! The Pen in the Commons

We will not attempt to compete with Taylor Swift!  Our talk about the Pen in the Commons will now be held at the Woods Run site of the Western Pennitentiary, as part of our walking tour.  Come and learn the


August 22, 2018

Remembering Joe Harris

Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Sonny Rollins, Stan Getz, Billie Holiday and Ray Brown all relied on the bebop beat of Manchester’s Joe Harris. Joe was also a world traveler, cyclist and regular tennis player on the


July 24, 2018

The Commons and The Army

Did you know that the open spaces of the Allegheny Commons were used as recruiting sites and a training ground for local Union forces during the Civil War? Learn about it at 7:00PM as part of ACS’s “Tuesdays in the


July 17, 2018

Bishop Benjamin Tanner

Reverend Benjamin Tanner’s time spent at the Avery Institute and the Western Theological Seminary in Allegheny in the 1850’s prepared him for a national leadership role as a Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Learn about him at 7:00PM


July 10, 2018

Lafayette’s Allegheny Fete, 1825

Revolutionary War hero, The Marquis de Lafayette, toured all 24 of the United States when he returned in 1824-25. On May 31st, 1825, he visited his old friend, Anica Preble Barlow at the Barlow House here in Alleghenytown for what


Allegheny City Society Church Walking Tour

Allegheny City Society Church Walking Tour November 12, 2017 – 1:00 Join us on Sunday, November 12th as we tour just a few of the many churches of Allegheny City. We will meet at the New Hazlett theater at 1:00


August 10, 2017

ACS North Shore Walking Tour

Join us at 6:15 at the Allegheny Landing Sculpture Garden (east of the Roberto Clemente Bridge) to sign in; walk begins at 6:30. We will walk along the north shoreline of the Allegheny River exploring the beginnings of Allegheny City.


July 27, 2017

ACS Woods Run Walking Tour

Meet at 6:30 at the parking lot across McClure Avenue from the Young Brothers Bar 1441 Woods Run Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA Come see the lost sites of St. John’s Hospital, Schwerd’s Column plant and Woods Run Settlement House (pictured above, thanks


April 26, 2017

Annual Meeting of the Allegheny City Society

You are cordially invited to the Annual Meeting of the Allegheny City Society Wednesday, April 26, 2017 The Community House Church 120 Parkhurst Street at Sandusky Street, North Side Free Parking in the Church Parking Lot on Loraine Street Free


June 25, 2016

Heartland Neighborhoods Tour – Fineview & Perry Hilltop

Heartland Neighborhoods Tour – Fineview & Perry Hilltop Bus Tour – Lunch – History – Community Discussion Join us at noon, Saturday, June 25th for a Bus Tour of the Heartland of the North Side: Marshall/Shadeland and Cal-Bride. Thanks to


June 25, 2016

Heartland Neighborhoods Tour – Perry Hilltop & Fineview

Bus Tour – Lunch – History – Community Discussion Join us 9:00 AM, Saturday, June 25th for a Bus Tour of the Heartland of the North Side: Perry Hilltop & Fineview. Thanks to the Sprout Fund, it’s free! We’ll discuss


June 4, 2016

Heartland Neighborhoods Tour – Cal-Bride & Marshall/Shadeland

Heartland Tour – Cal-Bride & Marshall/Shadeland Bus Tour – Lunch – History – Community Discussion Join us at noon, Saturday, June 4th for a Bus Tour of the Heartland of the North Side: Marshall/Shadeland and Cal-Bride. Thanks to the Sprout


June 4, 2016

Heartland Neighborhoods Tour – Marshall/Shadeland & Cal-Bride

Bus Tour – Lunch – History – Community Discussion Join us at 9:00 AM Saturday, June 4th for a Bus Tour of the Heartland of the North Side: Marshall/Shadeland and Cal-Bride. Thanks to the Sprout Fund, it’s free! We’ll discuss


June 27, 2016

Library Lecture — The Biddle Boys’ Bold Escape!

Bill May has spent years researching the Biddle Boys escape from the Allegheny County Jail in 1902, and will present a lecture on the momentous events, later depicted in the 1984 film, “Mrs. Soffel.”  Join us at the Allegheny Branch


September 28, 2015

Library Lecture – The Presbyterian Churches of Allegheny & The North Side

David McMunn Active in North Side community development and historic preservation for many years, David lends his knowledge on the very significant presence and ministry of the Presbyterian Church here. The North Side was once the home of all three


September 17, 2015

ACS Presents Breakneck Creek At the Allegheny City Historic Gallery

Join us at the Allegheny City Historic Gallery Thursday, September 17th at 6:30 for our final concert of 2015 featuring Breakneck Creek.