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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!

Connect with Pittsburgh’s steel industry heritage on this guided tour of this National Historic Landmark!

Step back in time to the early 1900s and discover the artistry of handcrafted manufacturing!

Join Rivers of Steel, author Amy Camp, and a panel of trail and community advocates for a conversation about how communities can connect to and benefit from trails.

Experience a drive-in like no other! With the Carrie Blast Furnaces as your backdrop and a lineup of can’t-miss features, the stage is set for summer fun!

Carve and cast your own aluminum decorative bowl! Sign up for the Doodle Bowl Experience.

Join Barbara L. Jones, chief curator at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, on November 6 as she offers a curatorial perspective of the exhibition Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective.

Attractions

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.

A painting of the U.S. Steel Homestead Works

Rivers of Steel Presents Memory Scenes: A Kathleen Ferri Retrospective

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