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


June 22, 2013

150th Anniversary of The Defense of Allegheny

The festivities will include a Bus and Walking Tour of Civil War sites in and around Allegheny City.  First tour begins at 10:00 AM, starting from The Riverview Presbyterian Church, 3505 Perrysville Avenue.  Lunch will be provided, as well as


June 19, 2013

ACS Summer Music Series – River City Brass Band

7:00 June 19th in Buhl Park (Across from the Children’s Museum) Allegheny City Society Summer Music Series Presents River City Brass Band


May 29, 2013

Author Talk with Dan Rooney and Carol Peterson

Join authors Dan Rooney, Chairman of the Pittsburgh Steelers and longtime North Side resident, and Carol Peterson, local historian, to hear about: Allegheny City: A History of Pittsburgh’s North Side A book signing follows the program, with copies available for purchase.


April 24, 2013

ACS Annual Dinner

The Allegheny City Society Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Annual Meeting of the Allegheny City Society will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at the historic Cardello Building, 701 North Point Drive. A buffet dinner


April 12, 2013

ACS Winter Film Series – Allegheny Uprising

Join us at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on North Avenue at 7:00PM for a screening of “Allegheny Uprising.” Based on true events from Pennsylvania history:  Settlers on the Pennsylvania frontier storm British forts in the years before the American


March 12, 2013

ACS Winter Film Series: Thomas Meighan

Silent film great Thomas Meighan was an Allegheny City native who found stardom in the early days of Hollywood. Join us at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church Tuesday, March 12 for a screening of “Manslaughter.” Directed by the great Cecil


February 22, 2013

Winter Film Series Begins: UNDAUNTED

UNDAUNTED: The Forgotten Giants of the Allegheny Observatory Join us February 26th at the Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church as director Dan Handley presents his wonderful documentary on the Allegheny Observatory. Featuring interviews with Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Art Glasser, and narration


August 21, 2012

2012 Summer Evening Music Series

The Allegheny Brass Band http://www.alleghenybrassband.com/ Great Music in a wonderful new North Side Park! The Buhl Community Park in Allegheny Square 7 to 8:30, Tuesday August 21st. Bring a chair and enjoy an evening concert in the North Side’s newest


August 7, 2012

2012 Summer Evening Music Series

AQUI TANGO ! Maureen Conlon Gutierrez, Ernesto Contenti, Layo Puentes, Tomas “El Cacho” Roberto (AKA “Tom Roberts”) Great Music in a wonderful new North Side Park! The Buhl Community Park in Allegheny Square 7 to 8:30, Tuesday August 7th. Buhl