Rivers of Steel

National Heritage Area - Pennsylvania

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, centered on Pittsburgh and oriented around the interpretation and promotion of the region's steel-making heritage. The area roughly covers the valleys of the Ohio, Monongahela and lower Allegheny rivers. Major interpretive locations include the Carrie Furnace, Pinkerton's Landing Bridge and other features of the Homestead Steel Works. The national heritage area comprises Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties.

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https://www.nps.gov/rist/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers_of_Steel_National_Heritage_Area Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, centered on Pittsburgh and oriented around the interpretation and promotion of the region's steel-making heritage. The area roughly covers the valleys of the Ohio, Monongahela and lower Allegheny rivers. Major interpretive locations include the Carrie Furnace, Pinkerton's Landing Bridge and other features of the Homestead Steel Works. The national heritage area comprises Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Greene, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties. Situated in southwestern Pennsylvania, the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area reveals how one region, in a sustained and thunderous blast of innovation, ambition and fire, forever changed America and its place in the world. It is the story of the industrialists and the workers who pushed an infant industry to it ultimate limits and in doing so pushed the world into the Age of Steel. The Bost Building is located at 623 E. Eighth Avenue in Homestead, PA. Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Tall steel stacks of a former mill sit alone Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area Rivers of Steel NHA Breathes Life into Historic Foundry Each April, the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop comes alive with the sounds of metal clanging and steam hissing as it welcomes visitors to its annual Hammer-In Festival. Visitors get a chance to watch blacksmiths hard at work at this National Historic Landmark in the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area in Pennsylvania. Blacksmith striking a glowing metal bar with a hammer Heritage Areas Practice Facilitating Dialogue on Difficult History Staff from National Heritage Areas and their partners traveled from three states to the historic Bost Building outside of Pittsburgh, PA, to learn how to facilitate dialogue about difficult history and topics in a variety of settings. The three-day workshop was led by the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience and hosted by the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. NHA workshop participants at Carrie Blast Furnaces in the Rivers of Steel NHA Tourism and Community Character National Heritage Areas directly use tourism as a tool to restore and preserve the historic and cultural features across nationally important landscapes. historic homes, buildings, and trees reflecting in the river Rivers of Steel NHA Receives $35,000 Grant for Industrial Heritage Art Program Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area received a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to expand its Alloy Pittsburgh art residency program. The Alloy Pittsburgh program chooses 5 Rivers of Steel NHA artists to re-imagine the industrial-historical Carrie Blast Furnace site through visual and performing art. Applications for the 2020 program are due by February 7. Faux stained glass is installed between metal beams inside the Carrie Blast Furnace. Series: Tourism Stories The National Park Service (NPS) has a long history of working in collaboration with the travel and tourism sector to manage responsible tourism that supports conservation and facilitates enjoyment of public lands. These stories are one of a series profiling success stories and case studies of NPS-tourism sector collaboration stacked logs, revealing ring circles

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