On March 24th Venture Outdoors held a 2.5 mile hike located around the several historic sites of Homestead, entitled the Historic Homestead & Homestyle Cooking Hike.
Members and friends who participated had to opportunity to see how, what was previously an incredible source for steelmaking just outside of Pittsburgh, is undergoing restoration today. Several smaller historic landmarks in the area were focuses throughout the hike, however participants also had the chance to take a tour of the Carpatho-Rusyn Center, which was built in 1903 as the first cathedral in the nation made exclusively for Carpatho-Rusyns. The tour continued to the Carnegie Library and ended at the Bulgarian Cultural Center, where they enjoyed hearty homemade soups, salad, breads and desserts. What an excellent way to finish off an exciting hike!
Next up on the roster will be the Beaver Borough History Walk on Saturday, March 31. Here, participants will hike to learn the history of Beaver, a charming town located at the convergence of the Beaver and Ohio Rivers. On this two-mile walk with local historian Val Brkich, hikers will see why Beaver is so well-known for its 19th century architecture, especially when they find that almost the entire community is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This event has already reached its maximum number of spots available, but hikers and history buffs keep an eye out for what is coming next! VO holds historic hikes in local neighborhoods several times a year. We can’t wait to see you on the trail!
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