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Jake Oresick, author of The Schenley Experiment

Presented by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Pittsburgh PA

May 08 2017
Jake Oresick, author of The Schenley Experiment

Join four former Schenley teachers for a panel discussion of The Schenley Experiment: A Social History of Pittsburgh’s First Public High School and their careers in the classroom, moderated by the book’s author.

After 156 years as a social incubator in a largely segregated city, the improbably successful Schenley High School was controversially closed in 2011. This spring, The Schenley Experiment breathes life back into Schenley, telling the story of Pittsburgh and its public school district—of race, class, ethnicity, and collaboration—through the prism of its oldest and most dynamic high school.

Schenley alumnus and attorney Jake Oresick tells this story through interviews, historical documents,

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Free, with registration

Contact: 412-622-8866

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Carnegie Lecture Hall

4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Pay Parking
Parking for the Carnegie Music Hall and the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall is available at the Carnegie Museums in Oakland.
The museum operates a six-level parking facility for cars and small vans. The entrance is located at the intersection of S. Craig Street and Forbes Avenue.
Parking for most events is $6 for the whole evening. Pay stations that take credit cards are located at the exit gates, in the Carnegie Museum of Art (near the Carnegie Cafe’s first floor restrooms), and in the Portal Entry.
For Ten Evenings the parking is cash-only, pay upon entry, to ease the traffic flow when leaving the lecture.
Free Parking
There is free street parking in the City of Pittsburgh after 6 p.m. Please note that this does not apply to private lots, such as the ones owned by CMU.
You can check the on-street parking meters to confirm that you are in a location where parking is free after 6 p.m.


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