The Yugoslav Nationality Room is one of the oldest Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning, having been dedicated on March 31, 1939. At that time there was a large community of Yugoslavs - Bosnians, Croats, Macedonians, Montenegrins, Serbs and Slovenes - living in Pittsburgh. Their heritage and culture was important to them, and they felt a need to be represented in this wonderful initiative linking the University to the various immigrant groups who settled in Western Pennsylvania. Even though the former Yugoslavia no longer exists, the six ethnic groups which it represented are still present in the area and wish to preserve the culture. The primary mission of the Yugoslav Nationality Room is to promote the culture and accomplishments of people of Yugoslav heritage.
For more information on the history of the room and committee, please visit Pitt Nationality Rooms | Documenting Pitt and search Yugoslav Room Committee.
This group offers its members wine tastings, book discussions, films, festivals, and social events throughout the year. The activities provide members opportunities to learn about the various cultures of the former Yugoslavia.