Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide

A Melting Pot of Pittsburgh Area Historical Attractions, Heritage Events, Folklore and Quirky Culture…

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide (SPG) serves as a virtual hub for the promotion and awareness of Pittsburgh’s attractions and events, with a particular focus on historical and heritage resources. This site aims to feature such sites in the context of our quaint and nostalgic past, with an eye on preservation, renewal and development for the future. Therefore, this site provides a conglomerate of information for those seeking to explore the region’s industrial, agricultural and cultural roots as well as the rebirth of Pittsburgh’s urban core and rural countryside.

The four components of the SPG are the Directory, Blog Posts, Events and the “Happenings and History” RSS feed that promotes related, hand-selected content from local Pittsburgh bloggers. Together we hope that these provide a central fusion of information that is often overlooked and failing to reach an under served audience.

We hope to form a community of like-minded folks that share this vision. For this reason, we will soon be providing opportunities for you to advertise and post events at no cost, submit listings and perhaps contribute guest content promoting your business or organization. If this interests you, or have any comments or questions, please email me. Although this site is in its 17th year, it is once again a work in progress, as our focus shifts once again… Stay tuned as the SPG continues to grow!

Recent Posts

Christmas Light Displays in Pittsburgh, 2017

Christmas Light Displays in Pittsburgh, 2017

It is hard to believe, but fall is winding down and the holiday season is about to begin.  The unofficial kickoff in Pittsburgh is Light Up Night, which takes place on Friday, November 17th this [Read More...]
Father Rapp’s Seat (Harmony, PA)

Father Rapp’s Seat (Harmony, PA)

  Father Rapp’s Trail Entrance A unique point of interest is situated on the edge of town in Harmony, PA: a stone-carved “chair” on a steep hillside known as Father Rapp’s Seat.  [Read More...]
10 Popular Things to Do in Pittsburgh

10 Popular Things to Do in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh is a diverse city with many attractions! One list cannot do justice to the variety of nightlife, history or children’s activities that have grown in the city over recent years. This list [Read More...]

Happenings & History: Related content from around the region…