The Donora Historical Society is in the news or on TV quite often. Feel free to browse this page for some of our most recent exposures in newspapers, books, magazines and television.
C-SPAN for additional programming information. You can view the show in its entirety (1 hour 15 minutes) by playing it via our 1948 Smog page.
projects in the past two years.
As part of our 2013 grant from Washington County Tourism, you will see TV commercials on KDKA News Channel 2 during the month of October to help publicize this event.
Ultimately the game was not carried by ROOT Sports Pittsburgh, but was instead carried regionally in St. Louis by ROOT Sports St. Louis and the MLB Network. During the broadcast of the April 17th game, they used the story from ROOT Sports Pittsburgh to pay tribute to Stan by looking back at the impact Musial had both "on" the field as one of Major League Baseball's greatest players and "off" the field as a great person and loyal Donoran.
In November 2012, the Donora Historical Society hosted a Pioneer Productions film crew from London, England for three days to film the most recent documentary on the 1948 Smog event.
The Weather Channel link for the back story.
The Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum was featured on The Travel Channel on November 1, 2011 retelling the story of Bill Schempp and the oxygen tanks that he used during the 1948 Smog event in Donora. The one hour show is called "Mysteries at the Museum". Check the Travel Channel website for the show titled "Eastland Disaster and Smuttynose Murders" to see when the story may be shown again. The 1948 Smog story was one of maybe five or six stories featured and started maybe 20 minutes into the hour long show.
compelling remembrances of twenty-five elderly survivors. Recounts one of the worst environmental tragedies in U.S. history and Donora's dramatic contribution to clean air legislation. Check out our Merchandise page and purchase the DVD version today.
Tribune-Review Palmer Park to read the article and view some of the photos.
The Shutterbug Magazine - December 2012 issue featured an article on our Bruce Dreisbach glass plate negative collection and project from 2010. The article was written by J. Michael Krivyanski and is titled, "Bruce Dreisbach's Photographic Record - A Treasure Of Images From A Pennsylvania Town". Click on link Shutterbug Magazine - Dreisbach Photos to read the article and view some of the photos.
Post-Gazette Cement City 2011, Post-Gazette Cement City 2013 or Post-Gazette Cement City 2014 to read the articles. You can read more about Cement City and our Home and Walking Tours on our Cement City page.
Post-Gazette Veteran's Day in Donora to read the article.
Post-Gazette Brian Charlton to read the article.
In 2011, another book about Stan Musial - Baseball's Perfect Knight was released by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper. The Donora Historical Society helped with research and photos. At this time, we do not sell this particular book at the museum.
The fall 2013 edition of the Western Pennsylvania History magazine has an article on our National Historic District: Cement City, written by Society member, museum curator and Cement City resident Brian Charlton. The article is titled, "Cement City: Thomas Edison's Experiment With Worker's Housing In Donora." This magazine is the region's oldest continuously-published magazine since 1918 by the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh. A limited number of copies of the fall 2013 magazine are for sale at the museum.
Tribune-Review Cement City 2012 or Tribune-Review Cement City 2014 to read the articles. You can read more about Cement City and our Home and Walking Tours on our Cement City page.
Tribune Review MV Sunday Dreisbach/Shutterbug to read the article.
Tribune Review MV Sunday Founding of Donora to read the article.
Tribune-Review MV Sunday Environmental Conference 2014 to read the article.
In 2014, the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum was featured in The Public Historian - Public History and Environmental Sustainability (Vol. 36, Number 3, August 2014 - published by The University of California Press). The article is titled, "Reflections on the Public Interpretation of Regional Environmental History in Western Pennsylvania" and was written by Chris J. Magoc - Professor and Chair of the History Department at Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. A co-founder of the university's Green Team, Magoc teaches courses in Environmental History and directs the Mercyhurst Public History program. The article highlights the Historical Society's ongoing efforts to preserve the memory of the 1948 Smog, and received national recognition: Honorable Mention for G. Wesley Johnson Award of the National Council on Public History for best article in the journal for 2014.
Smog Museum to view our TV show segment or on link Wild Travels TV to learn more about the show in general.
In March 2016, the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum was featured in the Pittsburgh Quarterly magazine in the Worth the Drive article titled "Boom, bust and disaster - The fascinating story of Donora, PA" by Barbara Eichenlaub. Click on the link Pittsburgh Quarterly - Spring 2016 to read the article.
Look for a future article about the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum and Cement City in the Pennsylvania Magazine.