Rivers of Steel's exhibition and offices will be closed on Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day.
The National Park Service Save America's Treasures Grant to Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is the beginning of a new phase of support to ensure preservation of the W. A. Young and Sons Machine Shop and Foundry. Learn more about the project and view the photo book here.
The Carrie Deer has endured 16 years of massive changes at the Carrie Furnaces. For it to survive, it must be restored and maintained. Click here to pledge your support.
Information about the 2014 Mini-Grant Program is now available. Click here to download a copy of the application form and instructions. Completed applications must be submitted no later than September 22, 2014.
This virtual exhibit shows the intense concentration of both large and small mills that once dominated the landscape of southwestern Pennsylvania. Click here to explore the exhibit.
Rivers of Steel welcomes cyclists to enjoy bike-amenities such as restrooms in the nearby Water Tower, bike racks, benches and picnic tables. Overnight and daytime parking is available in return for a small daily donation or an annual membership as a Trail Head Friend. Click here to become a friend of the Trail Head. Regardless of whether you become a friend or donate on a per usage basis, overnight parking requires you to complete a registration form. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
In conjunction with the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation: A Pittsburgh Icon exhibit, Ken Kobus has generously donated a number of J&L badges and lapel tags to be used as a fundraiser. Make a $25 donation and get yours today!
Explore the creation of this salvage art sculpture.
We're looking for hard workers who are not afraid of getting their hands dirty or working up a little sweat to help tackle our work list at the Carrie Furnaces! Click here to see how you can help.
We want to hear from you! Share your memories of working in southwestern Pennsylvania’s industries or tell us about life in the region’s industrial communities. Your stories help to preserve the past for future generations. Click here to read the stories that others have shared.
Our collections consist of artifacts, documents, photographs and audio-visual materials that show many aspects of southwestern Pennsylvania's industrial, cultural, and ethnic traditions.
Experience the Homestead Labyrinth from dawn to dusk at the Waterfront. Curious? Take a sneak peek.
Industry, immigrants, diverse communities, rivers and river valleys, these elements chartered the course for southwestern Pennsylvania’s ascendancy as the steel making capital of the world.
From them flowed an industrial empire that would change the world forever and create the skyscrapers, railroads, and bridges of our modern world. Come visit southwestern Pennsylvania to discover the unique character and distinctive traditions in the birth place of the Age of Big Steel.
August 1 at 6:00 PM and various dates and time through August
A Steel Mill Artwork Exhibition
August 31 at 10:00 AM
September 5 at 6:00 PM
September 6 at 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
An outdoor event for all ages at the Carrie Furnaces!
September 13 at various times
September 20 at 11:00 AM
September 27 at 9:00 AM
Listen as former steelworkers share their personal anecdotes.
The Homestead Works 160-Inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.
|Anthony Zacchero||USS Homestead|
|Eugene Fenner||Carrie Furances|
|George Emery||Superior Drawn Steel Co., Monaca|
|Leo J Sell||South Side|