Celebrate Fred Rogers’ Birthday

When spring officially arrives on March 20, there will be yet another cause for celebration.

It would have been the 91st birthday of Fred Rogers, the late Latrobe native and children’s television icon, and the perfect time to explore his life and legacy at area stops along The Fred Rogers Trail.

Saint Vincent College

One stop that shouldn’t be missed is the Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College in Unity, where an exhibit includes memorabilia from the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” TV show, a “Speedy Delivery” letter-writing station and recorded interviews with Rogers.

Added opportunities include viewing photos from the Fred Rogers-Lynn Johnson Collection and posing in “pop-ups” of Rogers’ trademark sweater and the Neighborhood trolley. Regular weekday hours at the center are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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