Block House Joins the Celebration at Point State Park

Kathryn Imler, Fort Pitt Society Board member; Dru Simeone, Regent, Pittsburgh Chapter, NSDAR; Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Carolyn Walker Taylor, member, Pittsburgh Chapter, NSDAR; and Liz Wheatley, President, Fort Pitt Society.

Kathryn Imler, Fort Pitt Society Board member; Dru Simeone, Regent, Pittsburgh Chapter, NSDAR; Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Carolyn Walker Taylor, member, Pittsburgh Chapter, NSDAR; and Liz Wheatley, President, Fort Pitt Society.

It was a weekend full of fun and celebration at Point State Park and the Fort Pitt Block House was not left out of the excitement.

On Friday, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett stopped by the Block House for an informative tour by Curator, Emily Weaver.  Accompanying the Governor on his visit was Andy Masich, President and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center.

Welcoming the Governor were: Kathryn Imler, Fort Pitt Society Board member; Dru Simeone, Regent, Pittsburgh Chapter, NSDAR; Carolyn Walker Taylor, member, Pittsburgh Chapter, NSDAR; and Liz Wheatley, President, Fort Pitt Society.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Andy Masich, President and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center and Curator, Emily Weaver.

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Andy Masich, President and CEO of the Senator John Heinz History Center and Curator, Emily Weaver.

The Block House welcomed 1,000 visitors on Friday and a record-breaking 1,700 visitors on Saturday, surpassing our one day record set in 2012 on the Fourth of July.  Sunday was even busier with an additional 1,907 stopping by to bring our total visitors for the week to 4,773.

Don’t forget to stop by the Block House when you visit the Arts Festival and other events this summer at the Point!