At Home in Pittsburgh: A Town Talk with Sarah GreenwaldWednesday January 8, 2020
1:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Imagine a city you could swear was alive, a place where the living population, the citizens that once were there, and the constructions and spaces of the town were in an interaction that made the whole place almost a living being. ––Walter C. Kidney, Beyond the Surface (PHLF, 2006)
Using renowned architectural historian Walter C. Kidney’s reflections on home and community, this illustrated presentation invites you to consider what makes any place into a home. Through historic and contemporary images, Sarah Greenwald of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation will lead a discussion about the architecture, history, and geography of the Pittsburgh region.
By highlighting some of the area’s most distinguishing characteristics, we’ll glimpse a little of the magic that has turned the land into a home for generations of Pittsburghers. Come see your backyard in a whole new light!
You won’t want to miss this program – it’ll be the talk of the town!
Refreshments will be served.
Bio: Sarah Greenwald, M.A., is the Co-Director of Education at PHLF. She earned her master’s degree in historical studies from Duquesne University and her bachelor’s degree in secondary education and history from the University of Pittsburgh. Born in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, she now resides with her husband in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.
Location: Whitehall Community Room
to go to the Whitehall Public Library