Shaler North Hills Library Hosts a ‘Virtual Tour’ of the Pitt Nationality Rooms

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 7:16 PM


Visit Shaler North Hills Library on Friday, September 20 from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. to take a “Virtual Tour” of the Pitt Nationality Rooms.

The Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh are unique classrooms like no other classrooms at any university. Created in 1926, the Nationality Rooms Program (now called the Nationality Rooms & Intercultural Exchange Program) was designed to show the achievements of the immigrant nationalities in Pittsburgh. The rooms were all community/committee fundraised and built, and given as gifts to Pitt over the years.

This presentation will focus on themes which tie the Nationality Rooms together and their history. Some artifacts from the collection will be on view for show and tell.

The presentation will be given by Michael Walter, Tour Coordinator for the Nationality Rooms. Don’t miss this amazing look into Pittsburgh history. Please register at 412-486-0211 or online at www.shalerlibrary.org.