Rivers of Steel announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2015.
Tours of the Carrie Furnaces will begin in May and run through October. The site is closed at all other times. Click here for information.
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.
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.
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 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.
September 2 at 6:00 PM
September 5 at 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Molten metal returns to the Carrie Furnaces!
September 5 at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM; every Saturday through October
September 18 at 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Rivers of Steel fundraiser featuring live music, food, and art!
September 20 at 10 AM to 4 PM
Highlighting the region's rich ethnic, cultural, and folk traditions!
The Homestead Works 160-Inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.
|Joseph Berry||Firth Sterling,McKeesport|
|Frank Lesko||Duquesne works|
|Joe Balls||Homestead Works|
|Robert Bell||J&L/LTV Steel--Aliquippa Works|