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March 31, 2017

Rodman’s Big Gun

The largest cannon of the Civil War was a monstrous 20-inch caliber ship killer designed by Thomas Jackson Rodman—one of America’s most innovative and productive ordnance experts.

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.

March 2, 2016

Mr. Potato Head Funny-Face Kit

The original Mr. Potato Head Funny-Face Kit could have been called Mr. Vegetable Head, as it consisted of a kit of pieces that could be used on any vegetable from the kitchen.