Histories and Mysteries

Highland Histories and Mysteries

Welcome to Highland Histories & Mysteries, a brand-new podcast from GO Laurel Highlands. We are exploring the spaces, people, and events of intrigue throughout the rich history in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania.

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In this debut episode, we are investigating the rich lore surrounding the Saint Vincent College campus, its history, and the people who built the organization into what it is today. Located in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Special thanks to Father Brian Boosel, O.S.B., for his expertise.


Plan Your Trip

When you visit Saint Vincent College, you could fill an entire day, or even two, just by meandering the gorgeous campus and all of its adjacent properties, such as the Saint Vincent Gristmill and the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve.

If you happen to visit during the summer, try to catch a show with the professional Saint Vincent Summer Theatre Company.

The Saint Vincent Basilica is always open for visitors, but please be respectful of worshippers, especially during mass times. The Benedictine monks pray multiple times daily in the gorgeous space, and members of the public are welcome to join and participate, or simply listen to the beautiful, hundreds-of-years-old chants.

Connected with Saint Vincent College is the Fred Rogers Institute, which houses archives and a small but meaningful museum space. You can also use the Fred Rogers Institute as a starting point on the Fred Rogers Trail, a tour that leads you on a journey throughout southwestern Pennsylvania, following significant locations in Fred’s life.

Make time to explore downtown Latrobe, making your stops at the Latrobe Art Center and the Banana Split commemorative statue just down the street! Indulge in a local restaurant, grab a refreshing cup of coffee, and take a picture next to the Fred Rogers Statue in the park.


Bonus Content

Listen here to the entire, uncut interview with Father Brian.

Listen here to a bonus interview we weren’t able to fit into the episode, featuring Jym Walters, Saint Vincent College Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach and Associate Director of Campus Life.



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