Category Archives: Pittsburgh

Wander Through the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning and Take a 90-Minute Tour Around the World

When a lecture isn’t taking place inside, a classroom is one of my favorite hangouts on a college campus. After-hours at Sweet Briar, I’d go to my Arts Management seminar room on the second floor of the Anne Gary Pannell … Continue reading

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The Secret Garden Spring Flower Show at Phipps Conservatory Was So Exquisite, I Had to Recharge My Batteries

Amidst Pittsburgh’s Schenley Park stands the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a striking crystal palace that was a gift to the city from philanthropist Henry W. Phipps. Since 1893, the conservatory has been inspiring and educating visitors about not only … Continue reading

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Clayton, Henry Clay Frick’s Pittsburgh Home, Was Worth My Ten-Year Wait

Most people I know travel to Pittsburgh for a Steelers or a Pirates game, but I’ve been longing to go there to see Clayton, the Gilded Age home of Henry Clay Frick. Ten years ago, I checked out a copy … Continue reading

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