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Ruth M
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the project

We believe in celebrating the diverse history of the Northside's neighborhoods, and so we're hosting historic tours.  

For well over five decades the mission of the Allegheny City Society has been to preserve and interpret the history of the North Side community of Pittsburgh, which, prior to 1907 was the City of Allegheny.

The project: Rediscovering Four North Side Neighborhoods will include four summer evening walking tours in the summer months of 2017.

The four neighborhoods are: Washington's Landing section of Troy Hill; Fineview; Woods Run valley section of Marshall/Shadeland; and the North Shore.

Each tour will be FREE,  broadly advertised, and carefully researched and designed for interaction between tour leaders and participants.

The focus of the tour will be the process of neighborhood growth, development, and transformation. Each tour will conclude with a social hour for participants to share their thoughts about the community they have just walked through.

the steps

Allegheny City Society is investing in research for these four neighborhood historic tours and then developing the stories and curriculum.

The group is heavily marketing these four tours to the Northside community at large and to wider Pittsburghers. Marketing includes paper mailings and online promotion.

Tour guides will be trained in the well-researched stories and curriculum.

Four tours will be held throughout July and early August.

why we're doing it

We believe in celebrating the diverse history of the Northside's neighborhoods, and we've been hosting events for over 50 years to do so.


$500 for marketing this free event to our Northside neighbors.

$1,000 for researching the history of our four featured neighborhoods and developing the walking history stories for the tour.

$500 for food and materials during the historic tour events. 

SUBTOTAL = 2,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)  $60

Disbursement budget:

Original Budget Expenses:  $2000 ( Projected Expenses: $500  (marketing of the program vis newsletters, community websites, and electronic meet-up pages), $500 (preparation of printed materials, and refreshments at each of the four tours), $1000 (research and development of format and scripts for each of the four different tours).

Actual Expenses: $1990  --- $450  ( marketing costs of printing material and mailings notices of the program to all ACS members),  $500 ( preparation of printed materials ($300) and refreshments ($200),   $945 (research and development of the format and scripts for all four tours), $95  IOBY costs related to fund raising.

RAISED = $1,045.00
 less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $29.42



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