This inaugural event showcases the collaboration between Dollar Bank and Duquesne University's Department of History to support new local history research.
On Wednesday, October 28, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. the Department of History and Dollar Bank will hold its inaugural Pittsburgh History Speaker Series.
This year’s event, titled “Pittsburgh’s Early Immigrants and their Legacy: Building and Integrating Communities” will focus on how immigrants transformed the Pittsburgh region. Our speakers bring a wide range of research experience to this topic, and all have worked closely with the historical collections at Dollar Bank as well as other area archives. The presentation topics will cover Irish, Italian, and German immigration to Pittsburgh along with architectural and oral history.
The speakers for the event are Anna Samuels, Archivist and Librarian at Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation; Michael Tusay, Museum Facilitator at Bushy Run Battlefield; and Cassidee Knott, MA candidate in public history at Duquesne University. All of our speakers have held archival or historical internships at Dollar Bank.
This year, the event will be held live through Zoom.
This event is free and open to the public.