Artistry. Industry. Innovation.

Rivers of Steel showcases the artistry and innovation of southwestern Pennsylvania’s industrial and cultural heritage by fostering dynamic initiatives and transformative experiences.

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Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective

Experience the work of Mon Valley artist Kathleen Ferri in this career retrospective.
October 8, 2021 through February 27, 2022

Things to Do

Tours, workshops, special events—there is always something fresh to do with Rivers of Steel!

Let this recipe collection illuminate the different ways to celebrate the winter holidays!

Join George "Bly" Blystone for a virtual visit to W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop.

Visit the exhibition "Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective" on display at the Bost Building.


Visit, learn, and experience all five of the Rivers of Steel attractions that showcase the artistry and innovation of our region’s rich heritage.

Docked on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, an excursion on Explorer offers unparalleled opportunities to experience the beauty and history of Pittsburgh from its majestic rivers.

Site of the 1892 Battle of Homestead and a key part of the U.S. Steel Homestead Steel Works

This time capsule of America’s industrial heritage embodies the “can-do” spirit of early 20th-century craftsmen.

A vestige of Pittsburgh’s 20th-century domination of the steel industry

The Bost Building serves as the Visitors’ Center for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and offers exhibits on the region’s industrial and cultural heritage.

The Carrie Blast Furnaces appear across the river with an industrial furnace cap in the foreground.

Rivers of Steel Receives a RACP Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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Rivers of Steel Receives a RACP Grant from the Commonwealth of Pennyslvania Grant funds restoration of the Carrie Blast Furnaces and the Historic Pump House   Homestead, PA (December 13,…
he Explorer Riverboat cruising the river past the Carrie Blast Furnaces

Catch Up with Rivers of Steel

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The word "Community" written in graffiti style-writing.

Community Spotlight—Murals on a Mission: New Kensington

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By Gita Michulka, Contributing Writer   |   Image:  This CommUNITY mural by Shane Pilster inspired the Murals on a Mission: New Kensington project. Community Spotlight The Community Spotlight series features the…