History to Go

 

History to Go DVD coverThe new History to Go DVD series utilizes portable DVD players to allow users to learn about history on the site where it occurred.  Archival footage, photographs, and documents from the Rivers of Steel Archives supplement a rich narrative, allowing the user to gain more from the experience than they would on a traditional audio or paper-based walking tour.

Disc One: The Battle of Homestead

The Battle of Homestead was one of America's most prominent labor struggles.  In July 1892, tension between labor and management culminated in armed conflict between Pinkerton Agents acting on behalf of the Carnegie Steel Company and the workers of Homestead, led by the Amalgamated Assocation of Iron and Steel Workers.  The Battle of Homestead relives the events surrounding the battle that left long-lasting effects on the community and the entire steelmaking industry.

Disc Two: Homestead Walking Tour

For over a century, the Steel Valley was known for its rich cultural heritage and its massive Homestead Steel Works.  Homestead Walking Tour explores both of these fascinating features in a two-part walking tour.  Part I: The Community explores Homestead's social, cultural, religious, and commercial history.  Part II: The Mill Site recreates the sights and sounds of the mill as visitors travel through the former mill site, now the Waterfront retail and entertainment complex.

History to Go is available for purchase online, or can be rented (or purchased) at the Rivers of Steel Visitor Center in the Bost Building, 623 E. 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA 15120.  Rental hours: Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

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