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December 9, 2015

Holiday Windows in Downtown Pittsburgh

What are your favorite holiday memories? For many Pittsburghers, a visit to the animated windows of the city’s department stores once defined the holiday season. Through the 1980s, Kaufmann’s, Joseph Horne Company, Gimbels, and, until 1958, Boggs & Buhl on the Northside, competed furiously to unveil the “must see” windows of the year.

July 22, 2015

World War II Correspondence in a Candy Box

A candy box may seem like an unusual container for a story, but within an old Brach’s chocolate box, a variety of wartime correspondence and paper articles relating to a local veteran’s World War II experiences were found.

April 13, 2015

A Year in Black and White

Learn about conservation and care of your black and white photographs with these tips from the History Center's Museum Conservation Center.