On Nov. 28 from 8am-midnight, the Gates Foundation will MATCH donations to nonprofits (like RCH!) for donations made through our Facebook page. Donations can be doubled until the nonprofit receives up to $50,000 with a limit of $1,000 per donor until they’ve given $2M. Facebook will waive fees during this time. Thank you for giving!
Our gift shop has been growing! On SHOP LOCAL day – Saturday November 25, we will be open from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. That day only we will offer members a 15% discount on all non-taxable items. Stop in and browse, find something interesting and help support the Rachel Carson Homestead. Members always receive […]
A new Girl Scout badge available in the Western PA area honors the legacy of Rachel Carson. The RC Homestead welcomes visits by scouts, schools, and adult organizations. Please contact us to schedule a visit with your group. We appreciate your interest and look forward to your visit.
Fly-tying and Fishing expert Bruce Cox will hold a workshop on Fly-tying and Steelhead Trout Fishing. Four sessions, on consecutive Wednesdays from Sept. 20, 27, and October 4 & 11 will begin at 6:30 pm and run until 9 pm. . the new dates and extended opportunity to grab one of the remaining seats! Steelhead […]
“Silverledges” is the name Rachel Carson gave to her summer cottage, on the coast of Maine. Through a special opportunity, the RCHA invites support of the humble home in Springdale with a chance to visit Silverledges. Bob Musil, president of the Rachel Carson Council, had the opportunity to visit in 2015. He offered this eloquent […]
The Rachel Carson Homestead is proud to have an alliance with the Rachel Carson Council. Each organization promotes information about the life and accomplishments of their namesake. The Rachel Carson Council, founded in 1965, is the national environmental organization envisioned by Rachel Carson to carry on her work after her death. We promote Carson’s ecological […]
The Homestead has had some TLC recently, and it shows. Boy Scouts grew and planted native dogwoods along the Sense of Wonder Trail. The trail has been groomed, and the footbridge replaced. There’s now an opportunity to invest in trail signs which can be dedicated in honor as you choose. New signs will replace the […]
Thank you to the Sierra Club and Pittsburgh’s East End Co-Op for joining us to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Rachel’s birthday. And, of course, to all those who stopped by – including out-of-town and first-time visitors. This year we had a performer, Joyce Rouse, who, while “teaching important concepts about sustainability, recycling, and eco-spirituality, Earth […]
Check out Pittsburgh Magazine‘s article A History of Pittsburgh in 50 Artifacts. We have uncovered some additional artifacts – notes and drawings from a young Rachel. Soon we’ll have them on display. A conservationist reviewed our materials and gave some guidance. Donations to help purchase materials for archiving and a proper display would be appreciated. […]
A SINCERE THANK YOU to all who invest in the Rachel Carson Homestead. We are grateful to everyone who continues to help make the birthplace of Rachel Carson a destination worthy of her stature. Donors and volunteers who invest time or money or give in-kind can be proud to add this site to their legacy. […]