Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • www.alleghenycemetery.com/give

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Mission Statement

The mission of the A.C.H.A. is to conserve the natural beauty and preserve the historic integrity and heritage of Allegheny Cemetery for present and future generations.

Main Programs

  1. Tours
  2. Memorial Day
  3. Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival

ruling year

1980

Principal Officer

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Mr. David J. Michener

Keywords

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Pittsburgh Park, Pittsburgh History Museum, Stephen Foster "DooDah Days", Historic Landmark, Community Cultural Center

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EIN

25-1383914

 Number

5651456172

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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2013 Accomplishments:1. Tree Care - hundreds of aging trees were properly pruned and removed as necessary and several dozen healthy young trees were planted to supplement our canopy.2. Archival maintenance - historic records dating back to 1844 were properly inventoried and re-organized in fire proof vaults for safe and efficient preservation. 3. Educational Programming - educational programs were expanded to include a free living history event this summer focusing on the Military History of the Cemetery.2014 Goals:1. Due to an overwhelming demand for more tours, we are expanding our tour offerings to include weekend dates and we hope to obtain a bus or other tour transportation in the future.2. The Greenhouse Roof must be replaced before this Winter season to preserve the structural integrity of the building. 3. To expand digital access to our public historic records and to finish development of our virtual tours via our android app.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Tours

Tours of the Cemetery's expansive grounds are given in 1 or 2 hour increments from Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm. Groups of 10 or more enjoy exploring Pittsburgh's oldest park and the repository of over 170 years of regional history. Tours can focus on Military History, the Industrial Revolution, Sports and Stage stars, Art and Architecture or a blending of all. This is an extremely popular program that is highly utilized for school field trips, out of town guests, conference attractions, scholarly groups, cultural clubs and locals alike.

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Program 2

Memorial Day

Thousands of citizens gather at Allegheny Cemetery each year to observe a traditional Memorial Day service and picnic. The A.C.H.A. organizes educational "living history" presentations including period characters, Civil War encampments, historic artifact shows, kids craft projects, refreshments and music.

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Program 3

Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival

Commonly referred to as "Doo Dah Days," this festival is a celebration of American life in the 1800's and is widely attended both by locals and global tourists. Civil War era music is performed live using period instruments. Interactive living history stations are set up and a variety of cultures are represented including Soldiers, Native Americans, Pioneers, Industrialists and more. Cemetery tours are offered every hour and refreshments are served.

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Funding Needs

1. Replacement of the Greenhouse Roof - $28,000. Our aging mid-century greenhouse is in need of a new roof to continue to be fully operational. We rely on this structure for our gardening program to grow and house our own plants and flowers used to beautify the grounds. 2. Penn Avenue Chapel, Gateway and Tower Complex - in need of tens of thousands of dollars in structural maintenance and restoration to its original 1889 state.3. Paving for public use of 15 miles of paths and roadways. Our 300 miles of green space within the city make us a popular destination for outdoor recreation - hiking, biking and walking. Some of the roads leading to our most historic areas are in need of serious patchwork. 4. Lighting to accentuate the original private fine art collection on display at our public mausoleum. The Cemetery is a popular destination for art clubs and scholarly groups. 5. Signage and garbage bins - updated signage detailing the location and historic significance of various parts of the Cemetery would improve guest experience. Garbage receptacles placed in key areas of the Cemetery would help keep our green space clean and healthy for public benefit.

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ALLEGHENY CEMETERY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association

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Principal Officer

Mr. David J. Michener

BIO

Over twenty years of experience in Cemetery management and preservation.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Harmar D. Denny IV

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