Events

Heinz History Center

Save Our Stories

Help us transcribe dozens of veteran stories, starting with the brave men and women from Western Pennsylvania who served in World War II.

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Un Natale Italiano

7:30 pm
Featuring Marco Fiorante, Daniela Pasquini, and Vito DiSalvo

Join the Italian American Program as we celebrate the holidays in style with a concert featuring Italian standards and holiday throwbacks.

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Boy Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

Boy Scouts of all ages can earn badges at the History Center.

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Hop Into History: Making and Decorating

10:30 am

Be inspired by the exhibits and stories at the History Center to create and design a decoration to take home with home with you.

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Preserve Your Wedding Dress Clinic

6:30 pm

Learn best practices for wedding gown preservation with this workshop at the History Center’s Museum Conservation Center.

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Inspired by Pittsburgh: Arts and Social Studies Integration

5:00 pm

Work with our educators to explore exciting ways to integrate visual arts and social studies in your classroom through examinations of artwork and a look at historic photographs, archival material, and objects.

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Edgewood Symphony Orchestra: Pop Up Performance

12:00 pm

Visit the History Center the Sunday before Christmas and enjoy live holiday music played by a brass quartet from the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra.

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Exhibit Tour: #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience

1:00 pm

Experience an in-depth tour of #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience with History Center docents.

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History Explorers: Painting Pittsburgh

10:30 am

Discover how Pittsburgh artists have been inspired by the city around them. This program is for youth in grades 3 – 5.

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Storyburgh

11:00 am

Join museum educators for a lively story time adventure for children ages 3 – 8 and their families in the History Center’s Great Hall.

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Storyburgh

11:00 am

Join museum educators for a lively story time adventure for children ages 3 – 8 and their families in the Heinz exhibition.

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Exhibit Tour: #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience

1:00 pm

Experience an in-depth tour of #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience with History Center docents.

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Hop Into History: Time Travelers

10:30 am

Step into the past as we explore the History Center’s new historic photograph exhibit!

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A Lens to the Past: From Early Photography to Augmented Reality

5:00 pm

Explore how curators and historians gather evidence and read the clues to unlock the meanings of images and examine the past through the lens of photography.

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Exhibit Tour: #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience

1:00 pm

Experience an in-depth tour of #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience with History Center docents.

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Girl Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

Girl Scouts of all ages can earn badges at the History Center.

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50 Great American Places, Brent Glass

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Brent Glass, author of “50 Great American Places.”

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Naturalization Ceremony

11:00 am

Welcome new citizens in a naturalization ceremony, presented in partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Sports Museum

NFL PLAY 60

10:00 am
Presented by Dick's Sporting Goods

Flex your muscles and your brain before the big game! Get off the couch and get active at the NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp.

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Exhibit Tour: #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience

1:00 pm

Experience an in-depth tour of #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience with History Center docents.

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Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

Tune into KDKA-TV for the ninth season of “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures.”

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Storyburgh

11:00 am

Join museum educators for a lively story time adventure for children ages 3 – 8 and their families in the Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibition.

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Hop Into History: Pittsburgh’s Kitchen

10:30 am

Help us make so traditional Pittsburgh treats in our kitchen classroom – measure, mix, pour, and taste!

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History Uncorked

7:00 pm

Join us for the History Center’s annual History Uncorked event, Pittsburgh’s premier party for young professionals, presented by BNY Mellon.

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Galentine’s Day Yoga @ the History Center

6:30 pm

Join the History Center, in partnership with Pittsburgh Yoga Events, and for a fresh and fun yoga experience the day before Valentine’s Day.

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Luisa Sello: Esercito Concertante

5:00 pm

The Italian American Program at the Heinz History Center presents Luisa Sello performing Esercito Concertante.

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Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Honor Presidents Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

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Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

Tune into KDKA-TV for the ninth season of “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures.”

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The Last Boy and Girl in the World, Siohban Vivian

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Siohban Vivian, author of “The Last Boy and Girl in the World.”

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Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen

5:30 pm

Join us for a screening of “Fly Boys: Western Pennsylvania’s Tuskegee Airmen” at the Homewood Library, as part of the From Slavery to Freedom film series.

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Building a Collection: The Power of Primary Sources

5:00 pm

Join the education departments of the Heinz History Center and The Frick Art and Historical Center for an in-depth and behind the scenes look at two different types of museum collections.

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Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

Tune into KDKA-TV for the ninth season of “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures.”

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Hop Into History: Around the World with Nellie Bly

10:30 am

Discover the amazing story of one of Pittsburgh’s most notable women, Nellie Bly, as we travel around the world! Enjoy crafts and activities that match each of her global stops.

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Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, Andy Masich

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with History Center President and CEO, Andy Masich, and his new book “Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands.”

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History Alive: Interpreting 18th Century Indian Cultures

5:00 pm

Learn about the Indian Cultures that lived in the Ohio River Valley during the 18th century and about their various encounters with Euro-Americans.

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Hop Into History: Painting Pittsburgh

10:30 am

Explore the History Center’s current art exhibition, The Gift of Art, and create your own masterpiece.

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Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

Tune into KDKA-TV for the ninth season of “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures.”

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Vintage Pittsburgh

10:00 am

Celebrate Pittsburgh history in style at the History Center’s fifth annual Vintage Pittsburgh event, presented in partnership with The Neighborhood Flea.

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Struggles in Steel: A Story of African American Steelworkers

5:30 pm

Join us for a screening of “Struggles in Steel: A Story of African American Steelworkers” at the Homewood Library, as part of the From Slavery to Freedom film series.

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90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods, Ron Donoughe

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Ron Donoughe, author of “90 Pittsburgh Neighborhoods.”

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Before There Was History, There Was Choice: A Deliberative Forum

5:00 pm

Join in a deliberative forum, where participants are set in post-war Pittsburgh and asked to deliberate on a series of choices.

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Alia Musica Pittsburgh & Quince Ensemble Perform Berio’s Laborintus II

7:30 pm

The Italian American Program presents Alia Musica Pittsburgh & Quince Ensemble’s performance of Berio’s Laborintus II.

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Hop Into History: Discovery Place

10:30 am

Explore the innovations from Pittsburgh that have impacted the world in the new family-friendly exhibit, Discovery Place!

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Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Honor Memorial Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

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Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

Tune into KDKA-TV for the ninth season of “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures.”

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Hop Into History: Observation Station

10:30 am

Hone your observation skills while we play games, explore the work of the Allegheny Observatory using a telescope, watch for birds like Rachel Carson, and create your own observation device to take home.

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Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Flag Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

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The Devil Himself, Andrew Porwancher

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Andrew Porwancher, author of “The Devil Himself.”

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Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

Tune into KDKA-TV for the ninth season of “Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures.”

Fort Pitt Museum

When Pittsburgh was Virginia

11:00 am
A Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Patrick Spero

Dr. Patrick Spero will discuss the conflicts in the 1770s when Pennsylvania and Virginia fought over control of Fort Pitt.

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Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

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Naturalization Ceremony

11:00 am

Welcome new citizens in a naturalization ceremony, presented in partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Fort Pitt Museum

Women’s History Seminar 2017

10:00 am

Learn about 18th and 19th century women at the Fort Pitt Museum’s third annual Women’s History Conference.

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Rust Belt Boy, Paul Hertneky

7:00 pm

join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Paul Hertneky, author of “Rust Belt Boy.”

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The Language You Cry In

5:30 pm

Join us for a screening of “The Language You Cry In” at the Homewood Library, as part of the From Slavery to Freedom film series.

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Raceball, Rob Ruck

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Rob Ruck, author of “Raceball.”

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Italian Heritage Day

10:00 am

Commemorate your italianità with a full day of activities including food, music, and more!

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Hometown-Homegrown

10:00 am
Presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

Celebrate our region’s passion for food!

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Naturalization Ceremony

11:00 am

Welcome new citizens in a naturalization ceremony, presented in partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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Playing Through the Whistle, S.L. Price

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with S.L. Price, author of “Playing Through the Whistle.”

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Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Honor Veterans Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

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In Black and White

5:30 pm

Join us for a screening of “In Black and White” at the Homewood Library, as part of the From Slavery to Freedom film series.

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Death by Cyanide, Paula Reed Ward

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Paula Reed Ward, author of “Death by Cyanide.”

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Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Honor Pearl Harbor with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

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Books in the Burgh

Books in the ‘Burgh series provides a forum for authors and literary enthusiasts to share their passion for Western Pennsylvania’s most current storytelling, scholarship, and research.