Welcome visitors from Hawk Mountain – the world’s first refuge for birds of prey (read more…) We are also pleased to welcome visitors from the University of Sichuan, China.
PSU Students honor MLK Jr a...
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 […]
The new roof is finished! We’re grateful the old one held out. We also have a new “classroom” and trail signs. A restored front porch will continue efforts to make this landmark a destination deserving of Rachel Carson’s name. Take a look
We normally celebrate this anniversary at Rachel Carson’s birthplace when possible. This is where she discovered her sense of wonder and began to develop her environmental ethic. It’s difficult to imagine the world without the legacy of Rachel Carson.
Time to spruce-up…
There’s always something to do! If you are in the area, we welcome people like YOU to help with seasonal projects at the Rachel Carson Homestead. If you have “spare” time or money, you can help on-site, with sponsorships, or to consider certain in-kind donations. Contact via email. With hearty thanks!
New W. PA Girl Scout badge
A 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.
Rachel Carson Council ̵...
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 […]
Gifts for Rachel’s Bi...
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. They would make a unique display. A conservationist reviewed our materials and gave some guidance. Donations to help purchase materials for archiving and a proper display are appreciated. You […]
Opportunity to Invest
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. […]