From arts and education to preservation and heritage tourism, Rivers of Steel’s programs serve our mission and communities in a variety of ways that engage, inspire, and connect.
Rivers of Steel Arts celebrates creative inquiry by crafting opportunities to interpret the region’s past, reimagine its future, and explore a sense of place. Through exhibitions, festivals, workshops, tours, and happenings, Rivers of Steel Arts helps individuals connect with their communities in meaningful ways.
Rivers of Steel Education programs offer unique, inquiry-based opportunities for K–12 and university-level students to discover how southwestern Pennsylvania’s natural resources have shaped our industrial past and cultural heritage—and how our environment today impacts our region’s future.
The cornerstone of Rivers of Steel’s work is its dedicated effort to the preservation and interpretation of the region’s cultural and industrial heritage. Rivers of Steel archives and heritage sites are rich, interpretive resources that provide the foundation for our education, arts, and heritage tourism programs.
Rivers of Steel Heritage Area
Situated in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania, the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is a region linked by its industrial past and celebrated for its diverse resources. Learn more about how Rivers of Steel supports the cultural and economic development of this nationally significant area.