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Marking Britain's entry into World War II on September 3, 1939, 80 years on this day we start with a WWII themed guided tour, or rather what happened post war.
During WWII Southwestern Pennsylvania worked round the clock for the war effort leaving Pittsburgh a smoky dirty city. Something had to be done — Pittsburgh’s Renaissance was the answer. Tour guides from the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation will lead you on a walking tour to see eleven buildings constructed during Pittsburgh’s Renaissance, set within landscaped plazas, and view Point State Park from Commonwealth Place. Gateway Center and Point State Park now compose the Pittsburgh Renaissance Historic District, nominated by PHLF and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2013.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather as the tour will happen rain or shine.
At Noon we have a wonderful talk entitled "The World War II Hymns of Ralph Vaughan Williams". Registration encouraged. This is a free event.
The walking tour departs from Outside the Gateway “T” Station (Liberty Avenue and Stanwix Street). PRIOR REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of the Britsburgh Society. Society members enjoy our Britsburgh Arts Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society and the Britsburgh Tea Society. If you are not already a member, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.
Members: During the Britsburgh Festival only, bring your friends to events at the SAME PRICE as members. Please encourage them to join our membership.
THE BRITSBURGH TEAM
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