Turner Cemetery is Pittsburgh’s second oldest cemetery. Dating back to 1785, it holds the remains of early settlers of Squirrel Hill and Greenfield plus veterans of the first four wars fought by the United States.
Every year the Mary S. Brown Memorial Ames United Methodist Church and Friends of Turner Cemetery hold a history walk at the graveyard at 3424 Beechwood Boulevard. This year the celebration will include the dedication of the new Simon Girty Pennsylvania State Historical Marker.
Ninth Annual Turner Cemetery History Walk & Dedication
Where: Turner Cemetery, 3424 Beechwood Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Adjacent to the Mary S. Brown Memorial Ames United Methodist Church.
When: Saturday September 30, 2017. Cemetery opens: 10:30am. Church opens: 11am.
Schedule of Events:
11:30: Dedication Ceremony for the Simon Girty Pennsylvania State Historical Marker, with presentations by Phillip Hoffman, author of Simon Girty, Turncoat Hero, and Dr. Charles McCollester, author of The Point of Pittsburgh
• Performance by Tamsula, Withers & Kristy,a traditional string band
• Encampment of 8th Pennsylvania Regiment military re-enactors
• Self-guided cemetery tours
• Book signing by Mr. Hoffman and Dr. McCollester
• Historical displays
• Hot soups and cool desserts sale
Free Admission. Parking is available along Beechwood Boulevard.
Donate for the historical marker: IOBY fundraiser for Simon Girty Historical Marker
Hosted by: Mary S. Brown Memorial Ames United Methodist Church and Friends of Turner Cemetery