A former firehouse in lower Lawrenceville is where you’ll find one of Pittsburgh’s hidden treasures.
The Clemente Museum located inside Engine House 25 is home to the world’s largest collection of Clemente-themed memorabilia. The collection, established in collaboration with the Clemente family, has grown to include sports and family snapshots, old uniforms, balls, gloves and cleats; as well as more personal items like telegrams and letters.
This place is truly a must-visit for Pirates fans and baseball lovers alike. Anyone who grew up idolizing this superstar will be in awe of every inch of the space curated by Duane Rieder.
Rieder, an acclaimed photographer, met the Clemente family in Puerto Rico while working on a project for the 1994 MLB All Star Game. When Vera, Clemente’s widow, asked Rieder to restore a few photos of Roberto, Rieder did her one better by tracking down the negatives from the original photographer. Since that meeting the collection and Clemente’s legacy has continued to live on thanks to Mr. Rieder and the museum.
See a Legend
Here’s your chance to See a Legend and support the legacy of Roberto Clemente by attending the 6th Annual Fundraiser at the Clemente Museum. This year, the Clemente family will be in attendance, including Vera Clemente, along with various current and past Pittsburgh athletes. You can also expect to see brand new Clemente memorabilia exhibits while enjoying delicious food and Engine House 25 Wines.
[join title=”Event Details“] What: 6th Annual Clemente Museum Fundraiser
When: Thursday, September 17th from 6:00pm-9:00pm
Where: The Clemente Museum, Engine House, 3339 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh
Tickets: Individual tickets to the event are available for $150.00. To purchase tickets, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-621-1268.[button text=”Learn More” link=”https://www.facebook.com/events/854421144613875/” target=”blank” width=”full” color=”black” size=”Medium”][/join] This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.