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Historic Hazelwood: A Tour of Pittsburgh’s “Melting Pot”

Saturday, June 25 | 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

Join the award-winning Greater Hazelwood Historical Society of Pittsburgh on an enlightening exploration of Hazelwood’s rich history — from the 18th century John Woods House built in 1792, to wealthy suburban estates from the Industrial Revolution and a futuristic robotics facility at Mill 19.


Award-winning historian and USMC Veteran, JaQuay Edward Carter, has a long history of community service, military service, and human services advocacy. JaQuay began his post-secondary education at the Community College of Allegheny County, earning an associate degree in Ethnic and Diversity Studies. Soon after, JaQuay enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received a bachelor’s degree in History Education and Africana Studies.

In 2018, JaQuay was directed back to his hometown of Hazelwood through a passion for history and neighborhood pride. He founded the Greater Hazelwood Historical Society of Pittsburgh and Cultural Center to “preserve the pillars of our community’s past.” The following year, he formed the Black History Society of Western Pennsylvania, which is dedicated to the research and serves as a repository for our region’s African American experience.

JaQuay began working with Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation in 2020 as a consultant on African American Industrial Heritage and Diversity Initiatives, and in June of 2021, he became the first person of color to guide industrial tours at the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark. JaQuay is currently pursuing dual degrees in Master of Divinity (M.Div.) at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM) at Carnegie Mellon University.

TOUR STARTS/ENDS: Mill 19, 4501 Lytle Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

  • This is a walking tour: 1-2 miles of walking
  • There are parts of this tour that are not wheelchair-accessible
  • Restrooms are available
  • Photography is allowed

This tour is brought to you in part by The Fine Foundation, Koppers, and Dollar Bank.

Dollar Bank Logo 2021

Tour Dates:

May 22, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am

June 25, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am
2:00pm – 3:30pm

July 23, 2022

10:00am – 11:30am
2:00pm – 3:30pm

September 25, 2022

2:00pm – 3:30pm

And remember to use #BeNebby in your social media posts before, during and after this tour!

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