Events

Heinz History Center

Girl Scout Badge Day – Juniors

9:30 am

The History Center is excited to partner with the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania to offer this special badge day opportunity.

Fort Pitt Museum

Dunmore’s War Seminar

10:00 am

The Fort Pitt Museum invites you to the second Dunmore’s War Seminar to learn the 1774 conflict between the colony of Virginia and Ohio Valley Indians fought prior to the American Revolution.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Heinz History Center

Be My Neighbor Day

1:00 pm

Volunteers of all ages are invited to explore the original set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and then make a sweater themed treat for a neighbor inspired by an original Fred Rogers sweater on display.

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh Drinks

6:00 pm

Join Meredith Meyer Grelli of Wigle Whiskey and Somerset Daily American reporter Cody McDevitt for a drink and a conversation on Pittsburgh’s distilling, cocktail, and bartending scene—past and present.

Heinz History Center

Girl Scout Badge Day – Brownies

9:30 am

The History Center is excited to partner with the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania to offer this special badge day opportunity.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Heinz History Center

Tipsy History: Johnny Appleseed & The History of Cider

11:00 am

Join Wigle Whiskey & the History Center for a fun afternoon of boozy storytelling about the history of cider production in Pittsburgh.

Heinz History Center

Heart and Soul, Mary Ellen Butler

5:00 pm

Join author and journalist Mary Ellen Butler to explore a dramatic family saga masterpiece. “Heart and Soul” delivers the biographies of two black students enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh during the Great Depression.

Fort Pitt Museum

Homeschool Day at the Fort Pitt Museum

10:00 am

The Fort Pitt Museum invites young homeschool students and their families to explore the museum.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Meadowcroft

Opening Weekend: Celebrate Meadowcroft’s 50th Season

Weekend Event

Kick off Meadowcroft’s milestone 50th season and discover 16,000 years of history all in one day.

Heinz History Center

In Vino Veritas: A Smithsonian Conversation on Wine

2:00 pm

Join Smithsonian Curator Paula J. Johnson for a fascinating conversation on the history of wine, food, and Prohibition.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Super Fans

10:30 am

Play and show your team spirit for Pittsburgh teams in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and make a souvenir to take home.

Fort Pitt Museum

Girl Scout Day at the Fort Pitt Museum

10:00 am

Girl Scouts are invited to enjoy a day at the Fort Pitt Museum to learn about early Pittsburgh and women in the 18th century.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Heinz History Center

DNA Successes with Lara Diamond

11:00 am

Noted genealogist Lara Diamond will discuss the complications of genetic genealogy within endogamous populations.

Heinz History Center

26th Annual History Makers Award Dinner

6:30 pm
Presented by BNY Mellon and Citizens Bank

Join the History Center as we honor History Makers who have changed our region, nation, and the world.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Meadowcroft

Life with a Shawnee Family

12:00 pm

A visiting Shawnee family will demonstrate the daily life skills crucial to their 18th century ancestors.

Heinz History Center

History at Play: Games of Tomorrow

11:00 am

During this Remake Learning Days event, explore some of the innovative games of today that have made Pittsburgh a recognized national leader in game design.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Free Family Fishing Day

11:00 am

Join staff from Point State Park and the Fort Pitt Museum for a free family fishing day at the Point. Modern fishing equipment will be provided.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Let’s Not Repeat the Past: History Meets Disability Advocacy 2018

9:30 am

Join us for a presentation by Michael Gamel-McCormick, Disability Policy Director for U.S. Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania.

Heinz History Center

21+ Speakeasy Social

5:30 pm

Bootleggers, flappers, and rumrunners unite for 21+ Speakeasy Socials this spring at the History Center (as long as you know the secret speakeasy password)!

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Meadowcroft

Walk Through Prehistory

10:00 am

Travel through time on a 2-mile hike through the woods and fields surrounding Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America.

Fort Pitt Museum

Artillery and Artificers

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and learn about artillery in the 18th century during this Living History program.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: American Spirits

Join a History Center Docent for a roarin’ good tour through the American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Tours begin at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Fort Pitt Museum

Artillery and Artificers

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and learn about artillery in the 18th century during this Living History program.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Destination Moon Countdown

10:30 am

Help us begin preparations for the Destination Moon exhibit with out of this world fun!

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Meadowcroft

21st Annual Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition

12:00 pm

Prehistoric hunters used a spear-thrower called the atlatl to hunt for food. Now’s your chance to try it for yourself!

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand to demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s reproduction cannon.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Curtain Call! Jews and the Pittsburgh Playhouse

10:30 am

Celebrate the many Jewish actors, writers, directors, stagehands, patrons, and critics who have made the Pittsburgh Playhouse an iconic part of the cultural landscape of Pittsburgh for more than 80 years.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Bike Ride

9:00 am

Join Venture Outdoors and the Fort Pitt Museum for a moderate bike adventure from Braddock to Point State Park and back while you learn about 18th century Western Pennsylvania stories.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Meadowcroft

Insider Tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter

10:00 am

Enjoy an exclusive insider tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter with James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., lead archaeologist on the site.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Fort Pitt Museum

The Fall of Fort Duquesne, 1758: A Hidden History

11:00 am

The Fort Pitt Museum hosts Fred Anderson, author of “Crucible of War” and “The War That Made America” for a discussion of the hidden history of the fall of Fort Duquesne.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fourth of July at Fort Pitt

11:00 am

Celebrate the Fourth of July by learning about Fort Pitt and Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Meadowcroft

Independence Day Celebration

1:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of America with historical demonstrations and period games at Meadowcroft on Independence Day.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Night – 18th Century Taverns

5:30 pm

Explore the Fort Pitt Museum before the 4th of July fireworks in another after-hours event designed for guests 21 and older.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand to demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s reproduction cannon.

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh Imagineers: Session One

During this week-long summer camp, students who have finished 3rd or 4th grade will explore the steps of innovation through Pittsburgh history.

Heinz History Center

Blast From the Past: Session One

During this week-long summer camp, students who have finished 3rd or 4th grade will experience Pittsburgh’s place in pop culture.

Fort Pitt Museum

Women’s History Seminar

10:00 am

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Artillery and Artificers

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and learn about artillery in the 18th century during this Living History program.

Fort Pitt Museum

Artillery and Artificers

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and learn about artillery in the 18th century during this Living History program.

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh Imagineers: Session Two

During this week-long summer camp, students who have finished 5th or 6th grade will explore the steps of innovation through Pittsburgh history.

Heinz History Center

Blast From the Past: Session Two

During this week-long summer camp, students who have finished 5th or 6th grade will experience Pittsburgh’s place in pop culture.

Meadowcroft

Vintage Base Ball Game

12:00 pm

Play ball! Celebrate America’s pastime and cheer for a baseball game, 19th-century style.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand to demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s reproduction cannon.

Heinz History Center

The Assassination of Martin Luther King

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “The Assassination of Martin Luther King,” part of the 2018 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Fort Pitt Museum

Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson’s American Odyssey

11:00 am

Dr. Timothy Shannon will unravel fact from fiction in Peter Williamson’s Indian captivity odyssey.

Meadowcroft

Insider Tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter

10:00 am

Enjoy an exclusive insider tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter with James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., lead archaeologist on the site.

Meadowcroft

Covered Bridge Festival

Weekend Event

Visit Meadowcroft’s Pine Bank Covered Bridge during this free admission, annual celebration of covered bridges.

Meadowcroft

Frontier Heritage Weekend

Weekend Event

Get a first-hand look at the everyday lives of 18th century frontier traders during Frontier Heritage Weekend.

Meadowcroft

Walk in Penn’s Woods

1:00 pm

Visit Meadowcroft for beautiful fall foliage and outdoor adventure this fall!

Meadowcroft

Insider Tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter

1:00 pm

Enjoy an exclusive insider tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter with James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., lead archaeologist on the site.

Meadowcroft

Archaeology Day

12:00 pm

As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, Meadowcroft will partner with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology for a day-long event for archaeology-lovers everywhere.

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft’s Fall Finale

12:00 pm

Spend an autumn afternoon outside celebrating the final day of Meadowcroft’s milestone 50th season! Join us for a day of special, fall-themed programming.

Meadowcroft

Insider Tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter

10:00 am

Enjoy an exclusive insider tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter with James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., lead archaeologist on the site.

Heinz History Center

How They Got Over

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “How They Got Over,” part of the 2018 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Cub Scout Day at the Fort Pitt Museum

10:00 am

Cub Scouts are invited to participate in a guided program that will include guided tours, hands-on activities, and living history demonstrations that will fulfill multiple Cub Scout Adventure requirements.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Vintage Pittsburgh

10:00 am

Save the date for March 23, 2019! Celebrate Pittsburgh history in style at the History Center’s seventh annual Vintage Pittsburgh event, presented in partnership with The Neighborhood Flea.