Rachel Carson Pop-Up Exhibit Scheduled to Open in Lawrenceville
Parrish, Tory N, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Snippets of Rachel Carson's life will be on view in Lawrenceville temporarily while the former home of the late scientist and writer is being restored.
On Oct. 2, the Rachel Carson Homestead Association will open a pop-up exhibit in a vacant retail space at 4300 Butler St., in the form of the RCHA Community Environmental Center. Hours will be noon to 5 p.m.
"While we're going through the process of renovating and restoring the homestead and getting ready for visitors again ... we can go into neighborhoods where we will be able to have an impact and meet people where they are," said Joy Braunstein, executive director of the association.
The association is using the pop-up exhibit to continue providing the public with information about Carson's life while the Rachel Carson Homestead in Springdale is closed and awaiting extensive restoration work.
The center will include interactive exhibits to engage children and adults, and provide educational lessons about the environment, Braunstein said. …