The Squirrel Hill Historical Society is an organization of people committed to gathering, preserving, and celebrating the historical memories of our neighborhood, in the East End of Pittsburgh, PA.

Meetings are held regularly on topics of interest.
Meetings are FREE, held once a month at 7:30 p.m.
at The Church of the Redeemer, located at 5700 Forbes Avenue.

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July 12, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Auto Dealership and Service Stations in Squirrel Hill over the Years"

speaker: MORRY SABLE,
Member of Family that Owned "Sable Motors" and "Sable Chevrolet" in Sq. Hill

July 26, 2016 (Tuesday)

This is Rescheduled -- January date was canceled because of weather.

"150 Years of Beer at Penn Brewery "

speaker: LINDA NYMAN,
Co-Owner of "Penn Brewery"

Look for details on the "Upcoming Events" page.


1. -- SHHS Members Helen and Todd Wilson are coauthors of Pittsburgh Bridges, a recently released book in Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series. The book has photographs, diagrams and descriptions of more than 140 of Pittsburgh's past and present bridges, including the wide variety of bridges in the Squirrel Hill and East End area. The book can be purchased at local bookstores and at amazon.com and other online booksellers. Todd will give a presentation about Pittsburgh's large and diverse collection of bridges that were built to overcome challenges created by the city's hilly topography at the SHHS meeting on May 10, 2016.

2.-- SHHS member Barbara Burstin, Ph.D., is the author of a new book that will be of great interest to many Squirrel Hill residents: Jewish Pittsburgh, part of the Images of America series produced by Arcadia Press. The book contains more than 200 vintage photos, some of which have never been published before.

For more information about Pittsburgh’s Jewish history and to order Dr. Burstin’s books online, go to her website, pittsburghjewishhistory.com. Dr. Burstin will give a presentation about Jewish Pittsburgh at the SHHS meeting in September 2016.

"Videos of SHHS Meetings"

Videos of our meetings are now available to you.

The information on past events, (topics, speakers and videos) are listed in the Past Events 2016 page, Past Events 2015 page or the Past Events 2014 page.

You can link to all meeting videos on SHHS Videos on YouTube.

If you have any difficulty with these videos, please let us know.


Our Book

We have had wonderful feedback on our book, Squirrel Hill, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series), written by our members! A limited number of copies will be available at our meetings.

Cost: $14 for members, $16 for non-members. Contact Mike (412-417-3707) for any questions.

The book can also be purchased online at Arcadia Publishing.



SHHS -- PO Box 8157, Pittsburgh, PA. 15217

Last updated: June 18,2016