The last Centennial Event of the year will take place in Pittsburgh—the founding location of AGMA—on the evening of Monday, October 3rd. This Centennial Event will be an evening reception at the Bost Building, part of the Rivers of Steel Museum. The Bost Building was built in 1892 as a hotel and served as the temporary headquarters for the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers during the Homestead lockout and strike that same year. The exhibits feature the steel industry of the region, highlighting the history and geography that made the Pittsburgh area the number one steel-producing region in the world. Here you can follow the 125-year history of the steel industry, from iron-making in the 1850s through the industrial boom of 20th century, and finally to the decline of the industry in the 1980s.
This Monday evening reception takes place following the last Monday FTM Session and is included in each full-paying FTM registration. For planning purposes, we ask that you RSVP accordingly. Additional guests and spouses are welcome to attend this Centennial Event for an additional fee of $75 per person. Guests will be transported to the location via bus, as onsite parking is very limited.