Doors Open Pittsburgh Hosts Virtual Storytelling Event
Doors Open Pittsburgh (DOP) invites you to celebrate the area’s treasured architecture, collective heritage, and unique neighborhoods. Doors Open Pittsburgh is presenting weekly virtual storytelling experiences that celebrate Pittsburgh. The DOP Stories are being held on Monday evenings at 7:30 pm through March 2021. Pre-registration is required to join the live stream. The cost of each event is Pay-What-You-Can, with a $5 minimum. If you have questions, email email@example.com or call 412-583-1424. The following Virtual Storytelling events will be held in January:
Western Penitentiary: Life & Death Behind The Wall
Monday, January 11 at 7:30 pm
This is a story of life and death inside Western Penitentiary, also known as “Western Pen” and “The Wall.” Thousands of convicted persons through the years have lived and worked in this sprawling 21-acre, high-walled, barb-wired city within the city of Pittsburgh, yet most Pittsburghers would be hard pressed to tell you where it’s located. Considered a model of prison reform when it was built in 1882, Western Pen was finally shuttered in 2017. Stories of escape, madness, and brutality are part of its legacy.