Pennsylvania Historical Marker Dedication and Ribbon Cutting at Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church, North Side, Historic Site

Under gray and cloudy skies, with occasional rain drops, over 100 people attended the PA Historical Marker Dedication and Ribbon Cutting at the site of the former St. Nicholas Church, North Side. Dressed in colorful Croatian costumes, members of the Junior Tamburitzans of Duquesne, PA, handed out keepsake programs to the event at the entrance to the sidewalk trail, across the street from Penn Brewery. As guests walked along the trail adjacent to Route 28, they viewed 6 murals, sandblasted into [...]

Unveiling of the PA Historical Marker & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Unveiling of the PA Historic Marker & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the interpretive panels and memorial wall at St. Nicholas Church Historic Site. Preserve Croatian Heritage Foundation (PCHF) invites you to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new St. Nicholas Church Historic Site and a public dedication of a Pennsylvania Historical Marker for the former St. Nicholas Church, N.S. on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11 AM. There will be a ribbon cutting for the memorial wall and interpretive panels for [...]

Preserving the Croatian Culture of St. Nicholas Church, North Side

The Dedication Ceremony of an Official Pennsylvania State Historical Marker Commemorating the First Croatian Parish in America, St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, North Side and The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the St. Nicholas Church, North Side Interpretive Panels and Memorial Wall will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.

Route 28 Murals Update

To follow up on the progress of the St. Nicholas Memorial, click here to view an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about the murals along the sidewalk trail which will lead to to the St. Nicholas Memorial Seating area. One of the photographs shows a crew working on the St. Nicholas mural. More details will be given at the December 6 St. Nicholas Day Banquet by Dan Cessna of PennDOT who is the director of the Rt. 28/East Ohio [...]

Construction Status Update of Former St. Nicholas Church N.S. site

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is currently in the process of completing the final phase of the Route 28/East Ohio Street reconstruction. Work will conclude by the end of this 2014 construction season, sometime by November or December. The sidewalk trail and memorial to St. Nicholas N.S. is currently on schedule to be completed by then.

Tenebrae Service of Darkness

To St. Nicholas Supporters and Friends, The solemn, holy and traditional Lenten Service, Tenebrae Service of Darkness, once held at St. Nicholas Church, N.S. will be presented at Most Holy Name of Jesus Church (Troy Hill, Pittsburgh) on Monday, April 7, 2014, at 7 PM by former choir members of St. Nicholas and Choir Director, Carol Spehar. This service focuses on seven episodes in the Passion and Death of Our Lord. Each section consists of a reading, a choral meditation and a responsive reading. Please join us as [...]

PA Historical Marker Approved for St. Nicholas Croatian Church, N.S.

The application that PCHF submitted in December 2013 for a Pennsylvania Historical Marker, designating St. Nicholas R.C. Croatian Church North Side as "The First Croatian Parish in the Western Hemisphere" has been approved. It is one of 21 new markers approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The familiar blue with gold lettering sign, which are seen across the Commonwealth, will be placed to the right of the new seating area of the trail memorialization project that PennDOT [...]

Plans to Memorialize Saint Nicholas Church, North Side

Dear St. Nicholas Supporters, This article by Ruth Ann Dailey printed in today's Post-Gazette newspaper. It reveals some interesting and positive plans to memorialize Saint Nicholas Church, North Side. More information will follow in PCHF's next newsletter. Wishing you all a very Merry and Blessed Christmas, PCHF Board