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August 17, 2016

John Brashear’s Forgotten Time Capsule

Aug. 14 marks the anniversary of the day in 1894 when astronomer and instrument maker John Brashear, along with a group of his employees, placed a small time capsule box in the cornerstone of their workshop building in Observatory Hill.

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June 10, 2015

Remembering Billy Strayhorn

Pittsburgh’s Jazz legacy includes some of the greatest musicians, composers, arrangers, and singers in the history of the music. One of the greatest composers and arrangers was Westinghouse High School graduate Billy Strayhorn.

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March 11, 2015

Bertha Lamme, Engineer

Bertha Lamme blazed new trails for women when she accepted a job as an engineer with the Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company in 1893. Her slide rule and T-square are on display in Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation.

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