Homewood Cemetery

Homewood Cemetery (1599 S. Dallas Ave.)
August 19
Noon—4 p.m.

Start practicing your rendition of “Over There!” for the 5th annual Homewood Cemetery Founders’ Day Celebration.

Spanning the beautiful grounds of the historic Homewood Cemetery, the free all-ages event will showcase World War I stories about brave soldiers, the Pittsburgh homefront, women’s war efforts and the local peace movement.

Be inspired by the groundbreaking 351st—WWI’s only all African American Heavy Artillery Unit—during an illustrated talk by Samuel Black, of the Heinz History Center.

Enjoy WWI-era music performed by jazz chanteuse Phat Man Dee, who will showcase songs from Carnegie Library’s sheet music collection. Prolific jazz pianist Tom Roberts will spin 78s of period music on vintage gramophones and victrolas.

Pop into the genealogy booth to look for relatives within the cemetery and receive tips for conducting research about your own lineage. Check out an extensive model train display, and peruse a display of vintage cars—including hearses from The Pittsburgh Professional Car Association.

Grab lunch from food trucks, and bid on local art in a silent auction benefitting The Homewood Cemetery Historical Fund.

For more events, go here.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...