Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
July 15, 2015

First Frontier Mechanized Cavalry

No World War II exhibit would be complete without a few good vehicles. The story of the war revolved around transportation. From the jeep to the LST (Landing Ship, Tank) and the C-47 cargo plane, the United States’ ability to move massive numbers of men and machines to battle locations around the globe contributed greatly to the Allied victory.

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July 8, 2015

An Amusement Park in Miniature

Frank Salisbury’s handcrafted miniature amusement park has a permanent home at the History Center. The Ferris wheel is on display in Discovery Place on the third floor. Learn more about this detailed miniature and why Frank created it.

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June 25, 2015

Cookbooks with a Cause

Originating from churches, auxiliaries, athletic teams, neighborhoods, and civic organizations, the Library & Archives’ collection of community cookbooks capture and preserve the taste and voices of women engaged in our region.

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June 19, 2015

Michael Musmanno and the Nuremberg Trials

Pittsburgh judge Michael Musmanno presided in one of the Nuremberg Trials after WWII. The trials prosecuted mid-level Nazi officials who carried out war crimes and implemented Nazi policies in Nuremberg, Germany.

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June 17, 2015

Food Fights for Freedom

World War II brought a host of struggles to those serving on the home front. One that confronted housewives every day was to provide wholesome, nutritious meals for the family while facing an ever increasing list of rationed foods.

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