Welcome to Doo Dah Days

The Lawrenceville Historical Society, together with the Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association, is excited to present the 2015 Stephen Foster Music and Heritage Festival (aka “Doo Dah Days!”).

In celebration of Foster’s birth and legacy, Doo Dah Days will happen on Saturday, July 11, 2015 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 musical performances, each featuring the music of Stephen Foster. The Doo Dah Days festival has educational tours of Allegheny Cemetery (including Foster’s burial place), costumed re-enactors and other outdoor activities. Also on hand will be food vendors and other organization tables.

Doo Dah Days is an event that celebrates the life and music of one the most influential song writers in America’s history, in fact, one could almost say that the birth of American “Pop” music begins with the emergence of Stephen Foster.

Our event also celebrates antebellum Pittsburgh, an era when most of the present city was largely rural and sparsely settled. Our goal is to hearken back to the time when the twin cities of Pittsburgh and Allegheny City co-existed along the rivers and where river boats were a common scene. For Doo Dah Days, period costumes are not required, but they are encouraged.