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Babushkas & Hard Hats: The Steel Heritage Tour

When:
Saturday, Sep 21, 2013
Where:
The Pump House, The Waterfront Homestead
880 E. Waterfront Drive
Munhall, PA  
Category:
Gathering
Registration is Closed
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations with a minimum 24-hour notice prior to the event will result in a loss of registration fee.
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The Bost Building, The Historic Pump House Tour, & Lunch
Lunch and Carrie Furnace Tour.
The Bost Building, The Historic Pump House Tour, Lunch, & Carrie Furnace Tour
Babushkas & Hard Hats: The Steel Heritage Tour
 
Saturday September 21st the club has a chance to visit some of Pittsburgh's Steel History. We are offering a choice of three tours of three historic sites, docents at all three sites, lunch and a sweet treat!).

Tour # 1: The Bost Building, The Historic Pump House, and Lunch. (9:30am - 1:30pm)
 
The site housed seven furnaces from 1907, the only remaining furnaces are Nos. 6 and 7 here at Carrie Furnace, which operated until 1978. At their maximum, they each produced 1,250 tons of iron a day.
 
Coke, limestone and iron ore were put in the furnaces and cooked at 2,800 degrees. The resultant molten iron was poured into a ladle called a torpedo car and transported across the Rankin Hot Metal Bridge to the open hearth furnaces of the Homestead Works. The end result: steel.

Lunch at the Bulgarian Macedonia National
 Educational and Cultural Center, the oldest Bulgarian Club in the country. You’ll enjoy a traditional Bulgarian Lunch, learn about being raised in a mill town, and still have time to browse their museum shop. 



Tour # 2: Carrie Furnace & Lunch (11:15am - 4:00pm)

The Bost Buliding was the former headquarters of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers who
 were locked out of Homestead Steel Works and were involved in the “1892 Battle of Homestead.” It is now the visitor center and steel heritage museum for Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. Enjoy an interactive presentation where you will learn about suiting up to work in a blast furnace and about some of the cultural traditions that are uniquely Pittsburgh, such as the cookie table.

The Historic Pump House,
 where the 1892 Battle of Homestead occurred, one of the biggest events in U.S. Labor History. The defeat of the laborers set back the nation’s labor movement for approximately 40 years. The Pump House is located on part of what used to be home to U.S. Steel’s Homestead Works plant until 1987. This plant provided steel for the Empire State Building, Chicago Sears Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco! 

Lunch at the Bulgarian Macedonia National
 Educational and Cultural Center, the oldest Bulgarian Club in the country. You’ll enjoy a traditional Bulgarian Lunch, learn about being raised in a mill town, and still have time to browse their museum shop. 

Tour # 3: Tours 1 and 2 combined (9:30am - 4:00pm)