Virtual Tours — ARCHIVED

Finding Solitude:  George Westinghouse — Recorded 6/6/2020

What happened to the mansion called Solitude – the Pittsburgh home of one of the world’s greatest inventors? Why can’t we visit it today…or can we?  Learn more…


Development of Oakland — Recorded 6/13/2020

Oakland is home to museums, universities, and medical centers, but do you know how it all started?  Learn more…


Painting Pittsburgh Neighborhoods, by Artist Ron Donoughe — Recorded 6/20/2020

Join DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh for a virtual visit to the studio of artist Ron Donoughe. He has been painting Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania for the last 30 years.  Learn more…


When George Washington Almost Lost His HeadRecorded 6/27/2020

One July 4th proved to be nightmare morning for George Washington.  The Virginia soldier was just 22 years old when he inadvertently started what is often called the first world war. The conflict began in what is now called Jumonville Glen in Fayette County.  Learn more…


Multi-Stories: Skyscrapers and the Tycoons that Built Them — Recorded 7/11/2020

Back when skyscrapers were a new invention, business tycoons in Pittsburgh and across the country invested in this new form of high tech to proclaim their power. Learn more…


MCG Jazz:  Inside the Local Jazz Scene — Recorded 7/18/2020 

Since 1987, MCG Jazz has provided audiences a chance to witness world-class jazz artists deliver innovative performances and recordings at its 350-seat music hall in Pittsburgh.  Learn more…


Pittsburgh’s First Pandemic: The White Plague – Recorded 7/25/2020

Join DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh for the inside story behind the White Plague that ravaged Pittsburgh at the turn of the century.

Like the Coronavirus pandemic today, the disease we now call tuberculosis changed everyday life forever.  Learn more…


“Votes for Women” in Western Pennsylvania — Monday, August 17th — Recorded 8/17/2020

Join Doors Open as we explore women’s battle for the ballot in western Pennsylvania. Meet Pittsburgh suffragists who paraded, protested, and rallied their way to the ballot box.  Learn more…

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