For our latest episode of Worker News Pittsburgh, we visited the Mister Rogers statue on Pittsburgh’s North Shore. Named the “Tribute to Children,” this statue commemorates an iconic piece of Pittsburgh history and is a small reminder of the impact Pittsburgh and its people have had on the world.
This 11-foot bronze statue was installed in 2009 and weighs 7000 pounds. The statue was sculpted by Robert Berks, and according to the Post-Gazette, Joanne Rogers has said that her husband was a fan of the sculptor and his work.
The Post-Gazette also reports that the Colcom Foundation has permanently endowed maintenance costs for the site. That endowment covered a nearly $500,000 project that saw the statue removed from the site for repairs for a brief period in 2017.
As we remember the legacy of Mister Rogers, we shouldn’t forget that Pittsburgh is filled with people who are working to make the world a better place.
How has Pittsburgh’s generous community impacted you? We’d love to hear your story!
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