Monthly Board of Directors/Advisory Board Meetings
Upcoming Community Meetings
May 10, 2018, June 14, 2018, August 9th, 2018,
September 13, 2018, October 11, 2018
PWSA Communications Team, Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority AGENCY
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Summer Preview: Fort Pitt Museum to Host Living History Programs
-Point State Park visitors can see 18th century Pittsburgh brought to life on select dates this summer-
PITTSBURGH, May 17, 2018 – The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will present living history programs on select dates this summer.
Visitors to Point State Park can see history in action as costumed interpreters demonstrate 18th century life at Fort Pitt, perform marches and military drills, and fire the museum’s replica British six-pounder cannon. All outdoor living history programs are free and open to the public.
The Fort Pitt Museum will host the following living history programs this summer:
Free Family Fishing Day
May 27 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Costumed interpreters with 18th century fishing equipment will demonstrate how Fort Pitt soldiers fished at the Point more than 250 years ago. Point State Park staff will also provide modern fishing equipment and tips on contemporary fishing during this event held in the amphitheater along the Monongahela Wharf.
Artillery and Artificers
June 9-10 and Aug. 4-5 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors can witness how artillerists at historic Fort Pitt prepared for cannon firings to defend the Point and learn how artisans like tinners and blacksmiths helped produce 18th century artillery. The Fort Pitt Museum Cannon Crew will fire the museum’s replica cannon throughout the weekend, weather permitting. (For up-to-date information on cannon firing times, please follow @HistoryCenter on Twitter.)
Fourth at the Fort
July 4 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Holiday revelers of all ages can commemorate the Fourth of July by helping to raise a 36-foot garrison flag in historic Point State Park at 11 a.m., with help from colonial interpreters and local scouts. Learn about Fort Pitt and Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution and see costumed interpreters perform 18th century military music ahead of the evening’s fireworks display.
Fort Pitt Garrison Drill
June 16, July 14, Aug. 18 | 1-3 p.m.
The Fort Pitt Garrison will demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s replica British six-pounder cannon, weather permitting. (For up-to-date information on cannon firing times, please follow @HistoryCenter on Twitter.)
From Maps to Mermaids, and more!
Visitors to the Fort Pitt Museum can explore Western Pennsylvania’s critical role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and the birth of Pittsburgh through two floors of interactive displays and award-winning exhibitions.
The museum’s featured exhibit is From Maps to Mermaids: Carved Powder Horns in Early America, which showcases delicately carved powder horns – used by soldiers, settlers, and American Indians to store gunpowder on the colonial frontier – and the stories behind them.
One of the most affordable family-friendly cultural experiences in the region, the Fort Pitt Museum attracted more than 55,000 visitors last year.
Admission to the museum is just $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $2 off admission for retired and active military, and $4.50 for students with a valid ID and children ages 6-17. Children under 5 and History Center members get in free.
For more information on the Fort Pitt Museum’s exhibits and public programs, please visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt.
The Fort Pitt Museum, built in a recreated bastion of the British fort originally constructed in 1759, focuses on the critical role that Western Pennsylvania played during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and the founding of Pittsburgh. The Fort Pitt Museum is located in Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh. The Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, operates the Fort Pitt Museum in partnership with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). For more information, please visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt.
During the Fort Pitt Museum’s living history programs this summer, visitors to Point State Park can experience 18th century life at Fort Pitt and watch costumed interpreters fire the museum’s replica British six-pounder cannon on select dates.
The Fort Pitt Museum’s featured exhibit, From Maps to Mermaids: Carved Powder Horns in Early America, showcases delicately carved powder horns – used by soldiers, settlers, and American Indians to store gunpowder on the colonial frontier – and the stories behind them.
Paving Schedule for the City of Pittsburgh
- The 2018 Paving List is now available. We are paving the most miles since 2003 and the Mayor added $800,000 to the paving budget earlier this year. There are three places to check out the paving list. (you can also follow @PghDOMI on twitter for updates)
Full list of all streets to be paved here
Weekly list of scheduled work is here
Search an interactive map here
- The deadline for Summer Youth Employment Program Learn and Earn applications has been extended to May 18. Young residents aged 14-21 can apply at jobs4summer.org (If you have a work place that would like to host a young person for this program, contact Partner4Work)
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s Bill Discount
Program Launches in 2018
The Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) monthly Bill Discount
Program is now accepting applications for enrollment. The program was
adopted by PWSA’s Board of Directors in November 2017, and customers can
now begin working with Dollar Energy Fund to confirm their eligibility and
enroll in the monthly discount program. To begin the process, simply call
Dollar Energy at (866) 762-2348. More information on the program is also
available at www.pgh2o.com/CAP.
“PWSA is pleased to offer this relief to those having difficulty paying their
water bill,” stated Robert Weimar, PWSA Interim Executive Director. “We
realize that the rate increase adopted this past November places a burden on
some of our customers and we encourage those in need of assistance to contact
Dollar Energy Fund to determine their eligibility.” Customers are eligible if
they are at or below 150-percent of the federal poverty level.
The following table outlines income levels depending upon household size.
P3R proudly has announced that the Run for a Reason Charity Program presented by Bank of America raised more than $1.4 million during the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon season. Since the Run for a Reason charity program launched in 2009, participants have raised more than $10 million for local, national and global causes.
REGISTRATION TO OPEN AUGUST 1