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February 21, 2018

The James A. Dorsey Story

For many people, time off from work or school is an opportunity to engage in physical activity, whether it's hunting and fishing, enjoying swings on a playground, or a pick-up game with friends. Pittsburgher James A. Dorsey had a passion for sports and recreational activities as well, and he devoted his life to sharing that love with others.

October 19, 2016

Reading the Menus

Even before reading the text on one small document, the three satiny bows binding its pages - one red, one white, one blue - suggest that its message might be something patriotic. Learn about this historic menu and others in the Detre Library & Archives' newly indexed collection of special-events menus from our region's political, social, religious, corporate, and sports celebrations.

January 13, 2016

Go Outside and Play!

In turn of the century Pittsburgh, many children, especially in the poorer sections of the city, had no green space in which to play and when taken to a playground, didn’t know what to do. In this Food & Fitness blog, learn how Pittsburgh transformed its urban areas and provided outdoor space for children.