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Walker-Ewing Log House and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden
May 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Noon to 4:30 pm
Advance paid reservations required by May 2: email@example.com; 412-471-5808, ext. 527
$45 members; $70 non-members (includes one-year membership in PHLF)
Bus tour is limited to 24 people.
Wear very comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.
Bring a brown-bag lunch (we’ll provide water).
We’ll head west, just like the pioneers, which is an appropriate theme for this tour––but we’ll be traveling by bus to see two remarkable places:
PHLF member Frank Petrich will take us inside the Walker-Ewing Log House of c. 1790 that retains an authentic appearance although it has been somewhat modernized inside and out. Mrs. Robert Grace, a descendant of the Walkers who built the house and of the Ewings who later acquired it, donated the property to PHLF in 1973. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a Historic Landmark Plaque recipient, the Walker-Ewing Log House is now owned by the Pioneers West Historical Society.
Founded in 1988, the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden is a pioneering effort that is transforming 460 acres of abandoned mining land into one of the largest botanic gardens in the U.S. During a two-hour walk, we’ll hear about the story of the barn renovation and see the Bookworm Glen, Lotus Pond, and Dogwood Forest, among other beautiful sights.
11:45 am: Board bus at Station Square, opposite the parking garage and alongside the Commerce Court building