Junior League of Pittsburgh, Inc.

1960s

1960’s

1960: The Junior League moves the Thrift Shop from 5427 Penn Ave to the more spacious next door space at 5429 Penn Avenue.

1961: A marionette production featuring JLP members was broadcasted on national television.

1960 – 1964: The League started a cooking school at the Juvenile Court of Pittsburgh.

1962 – 1963: The League helped to form the Pioneer School for Handicapped Children.

1964-1965: The JLP co-founded the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation. Members were docents at various landmarks and historical sites around the city.

1965 – 1969: The League made a commitment to the Board of Education that they would visit 89 elementary classrooms around the city to lecture about the history of Pittsburgh. The League, in conjunction with the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, named this program “Allegheny Adventures.” Tapes of the lectures are still available at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

1967: The League created and published, Explore, a traveling book of Pittsburgh.

1969: The Junior League Thrift Shop moves to 4707 Liberty Ave.

Children’s Theater-JLP members Barnes, Thomas, Heppenstall & Stamy.

Golden Age Hobby Show