Hello! My name is Jennifer Sopko and I’m a Pittsburgh-based writer with a love of local history.
I have worked as a professional writer and historian in western Pennsylvania for more than 15 years. Since 2003, I have written about the Ligonier Valley, Westmoreland County and Western Pennsylvania for several regional publications.
I am the author of two local history books published by The History Press:
Idlewild: History and Memories of Pennsylvania’s Oldest Amusement Park (2018)
Ligonier Valley Vignettes: Tales from the Laurel Highlands (2013)
CAN YOU HELP? I am currently working on a new book on lost amusement parks across western Pennsylvania, slated for publication in 2021. Contact me to share your photographs, stories and memories!
Welcome to my website! Here can you find out more about me and check out my recent work. Happy History!