For Educators

With professional development sessions, open houses, in-service days, and much more, teachers are invited to a range of learning opportunities at the History Center.

Teacher E-Newsletters

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by signing up for the History Center’s monthly e-newsletters designed especially for educators. Learn about special teacher opportunities, upcoming exhibitions and special events, and themed lesson plans designed especially for you. To sign up, click here.

In-Services and Educational Meetings

The History Center’s six floors of award-winning exhibits and the Detre Library & Archives provide a relaxed, informal learning environment for educational groups desiring a non-traditional setting for professional development gatherings and in-services. Teacher in-service programs at the History Center are an opportunity for teachers and administrators to experience our facility and resources. In-services can focus on a particular topic or developed to fit the needs of a specific content area or grade level. These are offered on a year-round, as requested basis.

To learn how you can schedule an in-service at the History Center, please contact Group Tour Coordinator Christina McElwain at 412-454-6304 or

Examples of content include:

  • Analyzing and Integrating Primary Sources
  • Creating Experiential Learning in the Classroom
  • Literary Arts Integration in Social Studies
  • Accessing and Integrating Digital Museum and Archives Resources
  • American History through the Lens of Regional History

Free Preview Pass for Educators

Educators receive a free admission coupon to the History Center when confirming a tour reservation, allowing you to plan ahead and make the most of your visit for students.