The Homestead Restoration continues in phases. Over a decade ago, worn siding was replaced with reclaimed wood, and original doors and windows were repaired or re-milled. The next public grant permitted replacement of the roof, a ramp for better accessibility, and other improvements.
In 2022, we plan to rebuild the historic front porch, execute exterior plans based on professional designs –
More information will be posted soon…
The Rachel Carson Homestead is registered as a National Historic Site and with the Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation, but does not receive federal funding. The Rachel Carson Homestead Association is responsible for restoration, maintenance, and general repairs. The Homestead is the locus of factual information about Rachel Carson’s early life and her “sense of wonder” – the inspiration for all her writings.