November 14, 2019

Allegheny City Book Club

Second meeting of the new Allegheny City Book Club! Based on Pittsburgh’s North Side, we’ll be reading and discussing local history and local authors with gatherings to discuss on the 2nd Thursday every other month.   Our November 14th discussion

November 30, 2019

A Monument to Charles Avery and the Avery Institute

Charles Avery The Project We are raising funds with our partners at ioby to honor and perpetuate the memory of Charles Avery and The Avery Institute as a major institution created for the education of Africa-American leaders in the United

October 19, 2019

Before and Between Heinz Field and PNC Park: A Walking Baseball History Tour

Exposition Park in 1905, Library of Congress. As World Series excitement approaches, please join us for a walking tour highlighting historic baseball sites on the North Shore. You’ll have an opportunity to stand in the exact spot where Roberto Clemente

July 30, 2019

East Commons Walking Tour

Join the Allegheny City Society for our walking tour of the East Commons Park on Tuesday, July 30th.  We will meet at the new fountain across from AGH at 7:00 PM, and we’ll walk and talk all the way south

May 19, 2019

ACS Lost Allegheny City Murals Walking Tour

Come join the Allegheny City Society for the first-ever tour of the Behind Every Wall black and white murals alongside Route 28 at the foot of Troy Hill. These images cut into the surface of the retaining wall are the

April 16, 2019

Allegheny City Society Annual Meeting

You are cordially invited to the annual meeting of the Allegheny City Society. Todd Wilson, author of “Pittsburgh’s Bridges” will give a presentation on “The Bridges Of Allegheny”. A Rimmel awardee will be announced and new board members will be

March 31, 2019

Allegheny Women Artists and Authors Walking Tour

Learn about Allegheny City and our famous women in the arts during this walking tour around the Allegheny West neighborhood! Featured stops will highlight Martha Graham, Nellie Bly, Lois Weber, and authors Margaret Deland, Mary Roberts Rinehart, and Willa Cather.

February 24, 2019

Allegheny Black History Walking Tour

The Allegheny City Society invites you to celebrate Black History on the North Side! Learn the stories of local men and women who fought against racism and discrimination. Topics include: Avery College, founder Charles Avery and important faculty and alumni;

December 29, 2018

Allegheny City Historic Gallery photo exhibit at Northview Heights The photo exhibit is at the tenant council office, 524 Mount Pleasant Road. It is scheduled to open Friday and run from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. through Dec. 31. It will remain open in January, and can

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.