The Homestead has had some TLC recently, and it shows. Our Sense of Wonder Trail has been groomed, and the footbridge replaced. Interior repairs to the house include repairing a ceiling and an “overhaul” in the Gift Shop. Many thanks to volunteers from USBank and PA DEP and friends!
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Check out Pittsburgh Magazine‘s article A History of Pittsburgh in 50 Artifacts. While the Homestead is officially “closed” (except for appointments and special events), we are setting up a display, including the RCH artifact in the list. Read more to enable links.
A SINCERE THANK YOU to all who invested in the Rachel Carson Homestead throughout 2016. We received some special donations, both monetary and in-kind, and will share more about those soon. We are grateful to everyone who helped,
Your investment in the Rachel Carson Homestead will help ensure the stability of the historic structure, that we can provide tours for visitors, develop and deliver programs for children and adults. This historically significant site is the ideal place to learn about Rachel Carson’s life, accomplishments, environmental ethic, and sense of wonder. Thank you for […]
The Homestead Restoration began several years ago, when worn siding was replaced with reclaimed wood, and original doors and windows were repaired or re-milled. A new grant will allow the restoration to continue this year starting with replacement of the roof. The Rachel Carson Homestead is registered as a National Historic Site and with the […]
The Rachel Carson Homestead is the birthplace and childhood home of Rachel Carson. Rachel was born on May 27, 1907 in this humble four-room farmhouse. The Carson homestead included nearly 65 acres along the Allegheny River in what is now Springdale Borough, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The original four rooms and a spring-house are intact. A […]