DUE DATE: NOVEMBER 17th

Your poster should include pictures of your location and information that you feel is relevant and important for your location. This can include the history of your location, what it is used for, how many people visit it a year, etc. The information on your poster must by typed and organized neatly.
Your poster must include:

  1. Title or slogan
  2. At least 10 facts about your location. Each should be at least 3 sentences long.
  3. At least 10 pictures
  4. An interview or journal entry showing a personal connection to your location. You may choose to interview someone that has been to your location, you may write about a time you have been there, or you may write an entry pretending what it would be like to go to your location.
  5. Anything else that you feel is relevant to your location.


Optional (but strongly encouraged):

Write a letter to your assigned location asking for information from them. You can ask for brochures, pictures, any history they may have, etc. You may be surprised at what they send!

RESEARCH TIPS

SOME KEYWORDS TO REMEMBER:
When you are using a database or a search engine, try typing some of these keywords before or after your topic:
  1. "History of..."
  2. "Timeline..."
  3. "Founding of..."
  4. "Building of..."

TO FIND INFORMATION ON A PAGE QUICKLY: use Ctrl F on the keyboard.

HOW SEARCH WORKS


RESEARCH LINKS
Historic Pittsburgh - THESE LINKS ARE GOOD RESOURCES FOR MOST TOPICS!!
  • PA Photo and Document Collection - This is a primary source which gives access to many PA related historical newspaper articles and documents.
  • Pittsburgh Digital Library - A comprehensive collection of local resources that supports research of the western Pennsylvania area. The web site provides links and access to historic Pittsburgh maps, images, texts and timelines. Includes full copies of books relating to Pittsburgh history.
  • Allegheny Historical Photos - Historical pictures detailing many historic places in Pittsburgh



INDIVIDUAL TOPICS

Downtown Pittsburgh

3 Rivers

Gateway Clipper

Phipps Conservatory

Strip District

Allegheny Jail and Courthouse


KDKA
  • Read about the founding of KDKA in this wired.com story

Kennywood

University of Pittsburgh

Heinz Hall
  • Current and historical photos of Heinz Hall (formerly Loew's Theater)
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestrra's detailed history of the theater

Carnegie Museum of Art and Natural History
  • Galleries, History and Collection - Click on the links at the bottom of the page to explore the collections, galleries and history of the Carnegie Museum of Art using the museum's web page.

Andy Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh Mansions

Pittsburgh Neighborhoods
  • Pittsburgh City Living - Neighborhood resource links, links for parks and recreation in Pittsburgh, virtual map that allows the user to explore current neighborhoods in all corners of Pittsburgh, broken into North, South, East, West and Central sections.


Famous Pittsburghers - Includes biographical info on people from Pittsburgh such as Jimmy Stewart and Fred Rogers, great actors of their time who got their start in western Pennsylvania. Some other famous names include Joe Montana, Christina Aguilera, Gene Kelly and Andy Warhol, August Wilson and many more.

Pittsburgh Bridges and Tunnels


Carnegie Mellon University


Pittsburgh Parks

PNC Park

Carnegie Science Center



Pittsburgh Businesses
PPG Paints
TOPICS

  1. PNC Park/3 Rivers Stadium/Forbes Field
  2. Civic Area/Consol Energy Center/PPG Paints Arena
  3. Heinz Field/Heinz Corporation
  4. Phipps Conservatory
  5. Riverhounds (team and stadium)
  6. Pittsburgh Zoo and Aquarium/National Aviary
  7. 3 Sister Bridges in Pittsburgh
  8. Tunnels of Pittsburgh
  9. Strip District (businesses, attractions, history, etc.)
  10. Cultural District (Benedum Theater, Byham Theater, Heinz Hall)
  11. Point State Park/Fort Pitt, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Regatta
  12. 3 Rivers/Gateway Clipper/Lock and Dam
  13. Kennywood/West View Park (history, timeline)
  14. University of Pittsburgh, Cathedral of Learning and Nationality Rooms, Oakland
  15. Museums (Carnegie Natural History and Art, Andy Warhol Museum, )
  16. Inclines (Duquesne and Monongahela) and Mount Washington
  17. Market Square, PPG building and company
  18. Station Square, Grand Concourse, Gateway Clipper Fleet
  19. KDKA, WTAE, WPXI station histories and well known anchors
  20. Pittsburgh parks (Mellon Park, Schenley Park, Frick Park, Hartwood Acres)
  21. Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Science Center
  22. Carnegie Mellon University
  23. Duquesne University
  24. Pittsburgh’s Mansions
  25. Pittsburgh Businesses:
    • American Eagle
    • Dick’s Sporting Goods
    • PNC Bank
    • Rue 21
    • Eat N’ Park
    • Giant Eagle
    • UPMC
    • Primanti’s



25. Allegheny County Courthouse and Jail

26. Allegheny Cemetery

27. Allegheny Observatory



28. Churches of Pittsburgh

  • Smithfield United Church
  • Trinity Cathedral
  • Church of the Epiphany
  • First Lutheran Church
  • St. Paul's Cathedral

29. Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh

  • Southside
  • East liberty
  • Deutschtown (northside)
  • Bloomfield (Little Italy)
  • Shadyside
  • Lawrenceville
  • Squirrel Hill
  • Downtown
  • Oakland
  • Etc.