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April 8, 2016

Of Bells and Fire: Artifacts Recall April 10, 1845

For a century, the Great Fire stood as the event by which Pittsburgh’s history was measured: the “before” and “after” point. Burned streets were rebuilt and businesses resumed, but memories lingered.

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February 10, 2016

Camp James Weldon Johnson

Camp James Weldon Johnson, named after the author, diplomat, and NAACP leader, was established in 1939 as a "fresh air" camp, drawing African American attendees from Pittsburgh and its surrounding neighborhoods.

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February 3, 2016

New Pittsburghese Guide Helps Yinz with Local Speech

One of the most distinctive features of Western Pennsylvania is the widespread use of a dialect that we have come to call Pittsburghese. The History Center has the complete guide to Pittsburghese available now.

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