Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
March 22, 2017

Could this be the oldest photograph of a Pittsburgher? … Maybe.

You never know what you will find at the Detre Library & Archives. I was in the process of conducting genealogical research for a story and came across an envelope of unidentified photos in the McClelland Family Papers and Photographs.

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March 20, 2017

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: A Portrait of Fred Rogers

For nearly 50 years, Mister Rogers’ messages of kindness, compassion, and learning have inspired audiences around the world.

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March 16, 2017

The St. Patrick’s Day Flood of 1936

On St. Patrick’s Day in 1936, an unlucky downpour resulted in one of our region’s worst natural disasters.

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February 22, 2017

Celebrate African American History at the History Center

The Heinz History Center’s African American Program is dedicated to the preservation, dissemination, and interpretation of the life, history, and culture of Africans and African Americans in Western Pennsylvania. Explore 10 of the many artifacts from the African American collection.

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February 20, 2017

It’s National Love Your Pet Day!

February 20 is a day of celebrations. In some years, it’s Presidents’ Day. It’s National Cherry Pie Day (George Washington’s supporters may have had something to do with that). For those who value the animals in their lives, it’s also National Love Your Pet Day, a celebration marking the “special relationship” we have with our pets.

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