On Nov 17, WPMC Members visited the Nationality Rooms located in Cathedral of Learning.
University of Pittsburgh's Chancellor Bowman was responsible for the building of the Cathedral &
implementing the Nationality classrooms. Chancellor Bowman approached the ethnic communities
of Pittsburgh to design & plan a classroom representing their heritage. The response was over-
whelming. Ethnic communities, at their own expense, designed & decorated classrooms representing
their culture & heritage. The Nationality classrooms encircle the Commons Room.
There are 26 Nationality rooms built between years 1938 & 2000 with eight more being planned.
The WPMC Members that went enjoyed the tour provided by our excellent guide.
CATHEDRAL OF LEARNING
Organizers of the Tour - Joe & Linda Zimliki
NORWEGIAN ROOM - BACK
NORWEGIAN ROOM - FRONT
Professor's Desk, in Czechoslovak Room, with wood
inlays representing the University disciplines.
CEILING IN POLISH ROOM
AFRICAN HERITAGE ROOM
EARLY AMERICAN ROOM
After the tour had to get nourishment for the Chuhily Exhibit
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