Local History

Lucille armstrong

What a wonderful world: The love story of Louis and Lucille Armstrong

By Marielle Songy | February 10, 2021

While many know of Louis’ accomplishments on stage, little is known about his personal life. Louis was married four times, his first marriage occurring when he was only 17 years old. However, it was his fourth and final marriage, to Lucille Wilson Armstrong, that was his longest. This was the relationship that would define Louis’ life.

Penn-McKee Hotel still lodges dreams of civic pride

By L.E. McCullough | October 28, 2020

Historic building that hosted the first Kennedy-Nixon debate remains central to McKeesport’s new downtown revival plans.

Hazelwood Historical Society

Ep. 50 – Meet JaQuay Edward Carter of the Greater Hazelwood Historical Society of Pittsburgh

By Stephanie Brea | October 20, 2020

For him, history is not just about preserving the past, it is about the progress and the future of the community

rick sebak

How Rick Sebak Became Rick Sebak

By Boaz Frankel | September 11, 2020

Working from home, chronicling his front porch adventures, Rick Sebak has been keeping busy during the pandemic.

Historical Dilettante

The Historical Dilettante’s Untold Tales of Pittsburgh

By Emma Diehl | September 11, 2020

Sue Morris Brings Pittsburgh’s Untold History Online

Pittsburgh History

Back to School with Very Local: Pittsburgh History

By Very Local PGH | September 11, 2020

Brush up on your local lore, impress your friends, win at trivia

Vintage PGH Throws It Back with Archival Instagram Account

By Amanda Reed | September 11, 2020

Past meets the present // we chatted with the Pitt grad behind @vintagepgh to celebrate the ultimate Pittsburgh throwback Instagram account.

Pittsburgh History Podcasts

Don’t wanna crack open a book? Just press play on these Pittsburgh history podcasts

By Stephanie Brea | September 10, 2020

If you fell asleep in history class lectures, we promise these interviews are a bit more exciting

Books about Pittsburgh architecture

The best books about Pittsburgh architecture

By Lindsay Patross | August 31, 2020

The best books about Pittsburgh architecture. A reading list for anyone interested in learning more about the buildings, bridges and cemeteries in Pittsburgh.

Self-guided walking tour of Oakland neighborhood history and art

By Lissa Brennan | August 25, 2020

From sculpture to sports, there is a lot of history you can explore in Oakland without stepping foot into a museum or library.