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03 - Civil War Pittsburgh // Make+Matter // Abjuration's 2nd Anniversar

By Very Local Pittsburgh

In this episode of The Slaw: Staying on top of Pittsburgh, we talk to Rich Condon who runs the Civil War Pittsburgh website.  Through events and social media, Rich shares the stories and places around Western Pennsylvania that were significant to the Civil War. Our collaboration segment spotlights the Make+Matter shop in Lawrenceville and our event selection is the Abjuration Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party on November 30.   Meet Civil War Pittsburgh Stephanie talks with Rich Condon about how he first became interested in Civil War Pittsburgh and some of the sites around Pittsburgh that are significant to the Civil War.  The Aviary & Civil War History The National Aviary on the North Side sits on the site of the Western State Penitentiary (1826-1882). The penitentiary housed confederate prisoners during the Civil War.    The American Civil War: Beyond the Battlefield September 17, 1862: Allegheny Arsenal Explosion On September 17, 1862, there was an explosion at the Allegheny Arsenal that killed 78 people. Last year, the Lawrenceville Historical Society published a story featuring the only known photograph of the victims of the explosion. Check out the Lawrenceville Historical Society’s website here for more Lawrenceville history.    African American History of the American Civil War The United States Colored Troops were one of the first times that you have organized regiments of soldiers that included former slaves in the armed forces. During the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, the Heinz History Center honored the 200+ members of the United States Colored Troops who are buried in Allegheny Cemetery.  The Heinz History Center produced this video about Martin Delaney an African American Pittsburgher who became the highest-ranking African American in the U.S. Army, for their 2013 exhibit “Pennsylvania’s Civil War.”    Civil War & Night of the Living Dead The opening scene of George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead” features the grave of a Nicholas Kramer, a veteran of the 134th Pennsylvania Infantry.   The one Civil War historic site in Pittsburgh you should not miss: Allegheny Arsenal. Allegheny Arsenal site is located in Lawrenceville in what is now Arsenal Park. The explosion took place on what is now the baseball field. The only existing building from the arsenal is the stone building where the bathroom is located today.  While you are there, stop at Arsenal Cider House, located across from the Arsenal site for a drink.    December 7: Civil War Pittsburgh Event @ 25 Arsenal Civil War Camp Reenactment Tintype photography Civil War-themed dinner Find more information about the December 7 event here.    Show & Tell with Civil War Pittsburgh Letter from mother who lived in Oakland to her son who served in the Army.    Civil War Trails & Pittsburgh Civil War Trails is a nonprofit organization that installs interpretive signs at Civil War historic sites.    Follow Civil War Pittsburgh Civil War Pittsburgh Website Facebook Page Instagram @CivilWarPittsburgh A very Pittsburgh Collaboration: Make + Matter & Burghwood Make+Matter is a collective of three Pittsburgh designers who focus on sustainable textile design: Flux Bene  Kelly Lane Otto Finn  You can visit the Make + Matter storefront in Lawrenceville. They specialize in home goods and sustainably manufactured clothing. It is an exceptional place to find thoughtful, creative gifts. Burghwood upcycles rescued wood to create handcrafted home furnishings from their wood shop here in Pittsburgh. They helped to build the interior of Make + Matter’s retail storefront with solid hardwood shelving and tables.   Events: Abjuration Brewing’s 2nd Anniversary Party   Abjuration Brewing - the experimental, science-themed brewery in McKees Rocks - plans to celebrate their two year anniversary with a party at the end of the month.   Abjuration Party v2.0 Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019 Time: 1 pm - 9 pm Location: Abjuration Brewing, 644 Broadway Ave, McKees Rocks PA 15136 Facebook Event   The anniversary party will be marked with six beer releases. Three of the beers will be available for carry out in cans, and three of the beers will be part of their ‘Unit Testing Program’ series. The Unit Testing Program beers will feature oat milk and cereal variations, including chocolate puff, cinnamon toast and fruity flakes. Hungry? Blue Sparrow food truck will be on-site whipping up their delicious global street food. Expect to hear music from Outlaw DJ Josey and peep the beanies and t-shirts they’ll have available for merch. You can also check out our story on Abjuration’s Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Ale here.    Give Us a Call Have an event we should know about? Know of a partnership we should highlight on the podcast? How about a collaboration? We’d love to hear from you! We’re always looking for new Pittsburgh stories to share. If you leave a message we just might feature your pick in our newsletter or on our podcast. Give us a call and leave a message. We want to hear from you! 412-368-6595.  * Please note, By leaving a message on this service, you consent to your voice being recorded and used by Very Local Pittsburgh in The Slaw podcast and elsewhere.   Subscribe to The Slaw: Staying on Top of Pittsburgh podcast   The Slaw Podcast is available on: iTunes Spotify   Follow Very Local for more Pittsburgh updates: Very Local Pittsburgh Website Twitter @VeryLocalPGH Facebook Instagram  YouTube

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