Welcome to Doo Dah Days

The Lawrenceville Historical Society, together with the Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association, is excited to present the 2014 Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival (Doo Dah Days!).

In celebration of Foster’s birthday, Doo Dah Days will take place on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event takes place in Allegheny Cemetery, the sixth oldest rural cemetery in the United States. We will have four folk bands, specializing in Stephen Foster era music, educational tours of Allegheny Cemetery (including Foster’s burial place), costumed re-enactors and other outdoor activities. On hand will be food vendors and other organization tables.

Doo Dah Days is an event that will celebrate the life and music of one the most influential song writers in America’s history, while helping draw attention to the history of Pittsburgh B.C. (before Carnegie).

“Pittsburgh B.C.” represents pre-industrial Pittsburgh, an era when most of the present city was largely rural and sparsely settled. Our goal is to hearken back to a simpler time when the twin cities of Pittsburg and Allegheny City co-existed along the rivers and where river boats were a common scene.