The drawing for use of Rachel Carson’s cottage on Southport Island, Maine is completed. This year’s winner is Colleen Webster of Maryland. A VERY SINCERE THANK YOU to everyone who participated. Tickets for July 11-18, 2020 will be available soon!
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Penn State University students from various campuses in Southwest PA celebrated the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday as a Day of Service, including at the Rachel Carson Homestead. These young people acted in honor of the icon of racial and social justice with their slogan ”Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off” to […]
Enjoy the holidays a little more with a visit to your “old friend” the Rachel Carson Homestead. Please visit us on Sunday December 23 between 1-3 p.m. You can enjoy listening to carols on the 1869 Steinway box grand – the same model Maria Carson played and taught, step into the historic rooms, look over […]
Special events today – Nov. 27, 2018 include “Giving Day” through Pittsburgh Gives. and with the PayPal-Facebook as Monarch’s fundraiser. Pittsburgh Gives raises our local awareness, and the PayPal-Facebook may provide matching funds.
The new roof is finished! We’re so grateful the old one held out. We also have a new “classroom” and trail signs. Many more improvements and projects will continue to turn this landmark into the destination deserving of Rachel Carson’s name. Take a look
Construction of a new roof is in progress at the Rachel Carson Homestead. We are closed for tours until October 27. We invite you to join us then – please register for a tour at 11 am, 12 noon, or 1 pm. We also consider all requests for additional appointments, and do our best to […]
We celebrate this anniversary at the Rachel Carson’s birthplace, where she discovered her sense of wonder and the development of her environmental ethic took place. It’s difficult to imagine the world without the legacy of Rachel Carson. Celebrate with us on Sunday May 27 from 1-4 pm.
People like YOU take care of the Rachel Carson Homestead! Thank you – and many thanks to several groups including Girl Scout Troop 54442, US Bank volunteers, and Lane Construction volunteers, who spent some time at the Homestead recently. Our meadow has additional plants for pollinators, on-going cleaning and organizing has jump-started, and our walking […]
This special one-day program includes a Homestead tour, environmental scientific testing, reflective writing, community service and more. Scouts who are genuinely interested in learning more about Rachel Carson and Conservation should plan to attend this one-day program on Saturday August 18. Space is limited! Register now to ensure your attendance! See our calendar for more […]
Tour at 11 am – even though we are officially closed, we’ve had some requests for tours, mostly from students interested in the historical aspects. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Thanks for your help!