September 2, 2015

Wigle Whiskey Barrelhouse Old-Fashioned Gala

An evening at one of the North Side’s newest business Establishments, perpetuating one of the North Side’s oldest industries! DAVID HOSTETTER of Western Avenue in Manchester, one of Allegheny’s wealthiest businessmen, established his fortune on the manufacturing of Hostetter’s Bitters.


July 20, 2015

Library Lecture – The Great Gas Tank Explosion of 1927

Steve Mellon Steve Mellon has been a Post-Gazette staff photographer since August 1997. A native of Jeffersonville, Indiana, he came to Pittsburgh in 1989 to work as a photographer at The Pittsburgh Press. In 1992, while at the Press, he


June 6, 2015

Neighborhoods in the Wings: Spring Garden and East Deutschtown Tour

Neighborhoods in the Wings: Spring Garden and East Deutschtown Tour The Allegheny City Society will conduct two FREE half-day tours of the East Deutschtown/Spring Garden neighborhood June 6, 2015. The Society will work with residents and business owners in the community in


April 23, 2015

Allegheny City Society 2015 Annual Meeting

ACS members are invited to the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Allegheny City Society, Thursday, April 23rd at the Rivers Casino. Free Parking in the Casino Parking Deck Doors Open 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:00 pm, Program 7:30 pm. This year


April 7, 2015

ACS Winter Film Series – The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing

ACS 4th Annual Winter Film Series This year, featuring films shot in and about Pittsburgh. Dinner and a Movie at Bistro to Go “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” (1955) Alleghenean Harry Kendall Thaw was the first man to


March 23, 2015

Library Lecture – When the Movies Played Here

Jim Kastner Born on the North Side of Pittsburgh, schooled in Spring Hill, Troy Hill, and Downtown, James Kastner now resides in Murrysville, PA. His past forty years have been spent in the beauty industry—a far cry from his days


March 11, 2015

ACS Winter Film Series – I Was a Communist for the FBI

ACS 4th Annual Winter Film Series This year, featuring films shot in and about Pittsburgh. Dinner and a Movie at Bistro to Go 415 East Ohio Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 “I Was a Communist for the FBI” (1951) Noir thriller


February 17, 2015

ACS Winter Film series – Mrs. Soffel

ACS 4th Annual Winter Film Series This year, featuring films shot in and about Pittsburgh. Dinner and a Movie at Bistro to Go “Mrs. Soffel” (1984) Filmed on location in the old Allegheny County Jail and Pittsburgh vicinity and based


October 25, 2014

The North Side Work of R. Maurice Trimble

Join us October 25, 2014  at 9:00AM at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church, 416 West North Avenue, North Side, 15212 for an interesting talk and tour of some of the North Side Architectural Work of R. Maurice Trimble. R. Maurice Trimble


August 11, 2014

ACS provides Historians for Maya Organization 3rd Annual Pedal Crawl Kickoff Party

Please join us and our friends at the MAYA Organization for two great events! First, their kick-off party this Monday, August 11th for Batam Nights Happy Hour at Wigle Whiskey, Craft Whiskey Distillery, in the Strip for their Annual Pedal


June 4, 2014

SANITARY FAIR Sesquicentennial Celebration

The original Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair opened June 1, 1864 near Federal and Ohio Streets in Allegheny City. The Pittsburgh Sanitary Fair was a regional fund-raising effort to benefit wounded Union soldiers and their families. In observance of the 150th anniversary


April 16, 2014

Allegheny City Society Annual Meeting

Join us at the Company Room at Bistro Catering Co., for a luscious dinner buffet. The William Rimmel Award will be presented to Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson, authors of the highly acclaimed 2013 book: “Allegheny City – A History


April 15, 2014

ACS Winter(!) Film Series – Life With Father – William Powell

In 1947, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor went to William Powell for his portrayal of the obstreperous Clarence Day, Sr. in “Life With Father.” Set in the 1890’s, the film will give us a sense


March 25, 2014

After the Thin Man – ACS Winter Film Series

William Powell and Myrna Loy teamed up to create six movies in The Thin Man series, starring as Nick and Nora Charles–one of cinema’s favorite couples. “After The Thin Man” is considered by many critics to be the best of


March 4, 2014

My Man Godfrey – ACS Winter Film Series

Our second film in the ACS 2014 Winter Film series: MY MAN GODFREY. Author and Hollywood historian Robert Matzen has agreed to speak prior to our free screening of “My Man Godfrey.” Matzen recently released his newest book,“Fireball,” about the


February 11, 2014

2014 Winter Film Series – WILLIAM POWELL

From a little frame house on Federal Street and the old Sixth Ward School, to the bright lights of Hollywood — William Powell spent his boyhood years as a son of Allegheny City! William Powell appeared in nearly a hundred


August 14, 2013

ACS Summer Music Series – Program of Chaplin Shorts, with Tom Roberts on piano

Chaplin classic shorts “The Rink” and “One A.M.” will be screened in the cool confines of the New Hazlett Theater, along with a newly-restored Chaplin short, “The Pawn Shop.” Tom Roberts will perform live accompaniment of his own composition. Lemon


July 31, 2013

ACS Summer Music Series – Alba Flamenca!

Alba Flamenca! Buhl Park will fill with the wild strumming and stomping of Alba Flamenca, Pittsburgh’s own flamenco troupe. A cultural excursion not to be missed! Cold Lemon Blennd will be available.


July 17, 2013

ACS Summer Music Series – Daphne Alderson celebrates Bastille Day

Buhl Park becomes a cabaret July 17th as Daphne Alderson brings her songs and chansons to our stage. BYO brie and baguettes for a splendid evening of cabaret music! Lemon Blennd will be served.


July 3, 2013

ACS Summer Music Series – Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra

Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra Extensive research has uncovered the works of George A Reeg Jr., a Deutschtown ragtime-era composer. Tom Roberts has formed a ragtime band of musicians (some from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra!) to perform these works and some