Category: Allegheny Valley History Podcast

Jim Thomas Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society & Heritage Museum On episode 7 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we visit with Jim Thomas of the Allegheny Valley Historical Society & Heritage Museum in Tarentum, Pennsylvania.  We talk about the origins of the museum, its stunning 1930s art-deco style building, amazing industrial heritage exhibits, its connection […]

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Matt Cumberledge Greene County Historical Society On episode 6 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we visit with executive director Matt Cumberledge of the Greene County Historical Society to talk about his passion, vision, and innovative educational, media, and community outreach programming at Southwestern Pennsylvania’s largest local historical museum.     SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s […]

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Rachel Carson 112th Birthday Celebration On episode 5 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we attend the Rachel Carson 112th Birthday Celebration at the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, Pennsylvania, and learn why the world renowned writer and environmentalist continues to be an inspiration and role model for so many residents of the Allegheny Valley. […]

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RCH Volunteer Spotlight Connie Rusek-Lichok & Linda Askren On episode 4 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we continue our special series with the Rachel Carson Homestead.  Guest host Jeanne Cecil talks with long-time RCH volunteers Connie Rusek-Lichok & Linda Askren about their personal interest in Rachel Carson and the valuable work they do to […]

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Wendy Sisson | Rachel Carson’s Cottage On episode 3 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, we continue our special series with the Rachel Carson Homestead.  Guest host Jeanne Cecil, executive director of RCH, talks with Wendy Sisson about the national significance of Rachel Carson’s summer cottage in Southport, Maine, and its very special relationship with […]

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Jeanne Cecil | Rachel Carson Homestead On episode 2 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, guest host Kevin Farkas of The Social Voice Project talks with Jeanne Cecil of the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale, Pennsylvania about the early childhood home of world renowned environmentalist Rachel Carson.       SUPPORT LOCAL PODCASTING Let’s keep […]

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Jeff Jones | The Burtner House On episode 1 of the Allegheny Valley History Podcast, guest host Dave Holoweiko of the Little Beaver Historical Society talks with Jeff Jones of the Burtner House Restoration Society about the 1821 historic landmark and the importance of volunteers to help maintain the house and keep it open to […]

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Richard Williams | The Pennsylvania Mainline Canal     On episode 11 of the podcast, history educator Richard Williams discusses the Western Division of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal, from Pittsburgh to Johnstown. This episode was recorded August 13, 2017 at the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage Museum, Tarentum, Pennsylvania. Host: Kevin Farkas. Guest: Richard […]

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John Nichols | Uncles at War     On episode 10 of the podcast, historian John Nichols presents his book, Uncles at War, detailing the family histories and WWII experiences of three uncles–Eldred Gray , Gerald Gray, and William Nichols. This episode was recorded May 24, 2017 at the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society and Heritage […]

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Carleton Young | Voices From the Attic   On episode 9 of the podcast, historian Carleton Young of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania presents his book, Voices From the Attic: The Williamstown Boys in the Civil War–a fascinating account of discovering family letters from the Civil War and retracing American history through eye-witness accounts by his ancestors.     This […]

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