JaQuay Edward Carter’s mother used to call him “old soul, young buck.” And now, years later, that passion for the past led to the founding of the Greater Hazelwood Historical Society of Pittsburgh. The organization's early stages were closely tied to his interest in learning his own family’s history in Hazelwood; one interview with a grandparent would lead to another with a neighbor. “You would think that [the historical society] would just be about the past and protecting the history of the neighborhood,” he explains. “But it is also about the future and being able to plan in order to develop and design things in the community.” In this episode, Carter shares some surprising Hazelwood fun facts. Listen to learn more about Hazelwood’s history and Carter’s hopes for future preservation efforts.
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Greater Hazelwood Historical Society of Pittsburgh