Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
December 6, 2017

2017 History Center Holiday Gift Guide

Whether shopping for a lifelong yinzer or an out-of-town relative, look no further than the History Center Museum Shop for thousands of unique Pittsburgh gifts they’ll love.

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December 4, 2017

Christmas at Buhl Planetarium and its Miniature Railroad

Every December, back in the 1970s, my family made its annual trip to Buhl Planetarium to visit the Miniature Railroad & Village. We had a model railroad that filled our basement too, but we marveled at the size and moving figures at the Buhl. It was always crowded and noisy, and sometimes the line wound outside, but when we made it down the final few steps, it was worth the wintry wait.

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November 14, 2017

Never a Dill Moment on National Pickle Day

Do you relish the idea of seeing many pickle artifacts in one place? Look no further than the Heinz History Center, home to 160-year-old pickles and the best place to get your very own Heinz pickle pin. Quit gherkin around and enjoy these pickle-related artifacts from our collection.

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November 8, 2017

Top 5 Instagram-Worthy Spots at the History Center

What parts of the museum are most Instagram-worthy? For History Center visitors, it’s a mix of nostalgia, inspiration, and a little bit of quirkiness in our exhibits that creates the perfect photo opp. The Instagram opportunities are endless in the History Center’s six floors of awe-inspiring exhibitions detailing Western Pennsylvania’s rich history.

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October 31, 2017

Five Spooky Artifacts Perfect for Halloween

It’s Halloween and what better day to share some of the History Center’s spookiest and creepiest artifacts. Next time you visit the museum, check out the Special Collections gallery on the fourth floor to see these artifacts in person.

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