Ghosts and Legends of Western Pennsylvania

November 18, 2015 @ 10:30 pm – November 19, 2015 @ 1:00 am
The Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre
301 Grant St #411
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Deb Karafinski

Back by popular demand is local author and historian Thomas White. Tom turned his love of history and his profession as an archivist into several award winning books. Join us as he explores the history and cultural meaning behind some of our region’s supernatural legends. Hear the story of whispering dead beneath the Black Cross, the ghostly woman of Summit Cut Bridge, the phantoms of Pittsburgh’s steel mills, and the ghosts and cults that stalk Blue Mist Road. Learn the truth about the curse at the old Quaker Church, Judge Reddick’s contest with the Devil, and many other spooky tales.

Thomas White is the university archivist and curator of special collections in the Gumberg Library at Duquesne University. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Duquesne’s History Department and an adjunct professor of history at La Roche College. Tom received a master’s degree in public history from Duquesne University. Besides the folklore and history of Pennsylvania, his areas of interest include public history and American cultural history. He is the award-winning author of nine books, including Legends and Lore of Western Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Forgotten Tales of Pittsburgh Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia (co-authored with Edward White), Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania (co-authored with Michael Hassett), A Higher Perspective: 100 Years of Business Education at Duquesne University, Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore, and Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters, and Miracles (editor).

RSVP no later than Friday, November 13, at 12:00 p.m. to You can select dinner entree menu options in RSVP or payment option below for

  • Grilled Flat Iron Steak,
  • Jack Daniels Chicken, or
  • Vegetable Napoleon.

Member Cost: $35
Guest Cost: $35
Cash bar available

NOTE: You will be billed for the full dinner cost for cancellations received within 48 hours of the event.

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