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December 21, 2017

Pittsburgh’s Santa, George Heid

Did you ever send a letter to Santa on Paul Shannon’s “Adventure Time” show? You’d wait every day as a rocket carrying the letters would blast off, then the TV would tune in to the North Pole, where Santa sat back to read a few. The big guy holding those letters was George Heid, and for a generation, he was Santa to kids in Pittsburgh and across the country.

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.

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.