History 19,000 Years in the Making

Presented by David Scofield, Director of Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

In 1955, a local farmer found Indian artifacts excavated by a groundhog, high above the banks of Cross Creek near Avella. Excavation of the site by the University of Pittsburgh began in 1973. Subsequent radiocarbon dating placed the earliest human occupation of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter at 19,000 years ago. In this illustrated talk, David will share the story of the discovery of this National Historic Landmark.

Friday, March 27
2:00 p.m.

Banjo Club

The Pittsburgh Banjo Club includes banjos, trumpets, tubas, and bass. Dressed in bright, colorful uniforms, the Pittsburgh Banjo Club makes a striking appearance while playing the happiest music in the world, putting a smile on your face, a tap in your toe, and a song in your heart! The happiest sound in the world is a banjo, and the Pittsburgh Banjo Club provides miles of smiles.

Tuesday, March 17
2:00 p.m.

Climate Change and Plant Specific Impacts in Western Pennsylvania

Climate Change continues to be one of the most important and potentially greatest challenges facing our global ecosystems in the 21st century. This program discusses the causes and impacts of anthropomorphic climate change on our local biome, with a focus on shifting growing zones in Western Pennsylvania, disease pressures on plants, and issues with pollination timing and other plant specific impacts.

Tuesday, February 25
2:00 p.m.

Johnny Angel Trio

“Salute to the Great American Song Book”

Pittsburgh’s own Johnny Angel will be singing songs from the Great American Pop Song Book. Listen to his fun-filled stories from nearly 50 years of a wonderful career in the music business. Don’t miss this chance to see Johnny Angel up close and personal! He will be accompanied by pianist Ken Pompi and bass player Pat Crossley.

Tuesday, February 11
2:00 p.m.

Tools for Successful Aging

Learn about the essential documents and healthcare options that enable seniors to age successfully.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Presented by Family Hospice, part of UPMC, thanks to a generous grant by the McElhattan Foundation.

Tuesday, January 28
2:00 p.m.

River City Brass Band

River City Brass Band receives praise from audiences and critics alike: “RCB delivers the rare kind of show that combines light-hearted fun with serious musicianship,” notes an audience member. “River City Brass puts the fun back into music,” says the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Wednesday, December 11
2:00 p.m.

Voices in the Attic

Presented by Carleton Young, PhD, author and history professor

Imagine cleaning out your family attic and discovering an enormous collection of letters written by two soldiers during the Civil War, but not knowing why the letters were there. Faced with that situation, Carleton Young spent more than a decade visiting battlefields and researching the two Vermont soldiers. He tells the story of two brother who witnessed and made history by fighting in many of the most famous battles of the Civil War. They preserved that history through their surprisingly detailed and insightful letters.

Wednesday, December 4
2:00 p.m.

Judi Figel with David Crisci

One of the preeminent singers in the Pittsburgh jazz and cabaret scene, Judi Figel will share her extraordinary voice. Judi is backed by the multitalented keyboardist, David Crisci, to create an unforgettable program of fun music! Judi Figel is a celebrated singer in the jazz scene and musical nightlife in the Pittsburgh area. A dynamic singer and great pianist, Judi performs an eclectic array of music styles.

Tuesday, November 19 2 p.m.

Halloween Homicide Murder Mystery

Our annual party is back and this year, it’s a “killer!” There will be plenty of treatson hand, as well as a few bloody tricks. Feel free to dress in costume, if you dare! Will you be able to answer the perplexing question of whodunit? It’s a celebration of Halloween, and we’re going to have a frighteningly fun time.

Thursday, November 7, 2 p.m.