Take a (Urban) Hike And Soak Up Some Pittsburgh History

Join the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation this weekend for the Highland Park Urban Hike and revisit the Gilded Age.

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Historians and neighborhood residents will lead the Highland Park Urban Hike on Saturday through the grandest Gilded Age park in the Pittsburgh system.

The tour, organized by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, will start at 1 p.m. at 920 N. Sheridan Ave., the home of Tom and Barbara Dickson. Inside, PHLF Historical Collections Director Albert Tannler and Executive Director Louise Sturgess will lead guests through the home, where Tanner will note the work of Horace Rudy, a renowned Pittsburgh stained-glass artist.

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From 1:30-4:30 p.m., the hike will continue with Sturgess, Monica Watt of the Highland Park Community Council, David Hance of the Highland Park Community Development Corporation and Alfred Mann of the founders of the East Liberty Historical Society. Stops will include St. Andrew Episcopal Church, businesses along Bryant Street and a loop around the Highland Park reservoir.

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The hike will take place rain or shine, and participants are asked to wear comfortable shoes. Advance registration is required ($20 for PHLF or Highland Park area organization partners; $45 for non-members, which includes a one-year PHLF membership). Please contact Marylu Deny, PHLF Director of Membership Services, at 866/471-5808, x. 527. or go here


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