Events

Heinz History Center

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.

Heinz History Center

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.”

Heinz History Center

Boy Scouts: Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

Boy Scouts, experience what happens at the History Center when the stars come out.

Heinz History Center

Exploring Community through Art and Jewish Wisdom

2:00 pm

Join us for a conversational-style program in the History Center’s new exhibition, The Gift of Art: 100 Years of Art from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Collection.

Heinz History Center

#DogSelfie Training

11:00 am

Join the History Center and Success Just Clicks Dog Training to learn how to teach your dog to take a #DogSelfie!

Heinz History Center

#DogSelfie Training

12:00 pm

Join the History Center and Success Just Clicks Dog Training to learn how to teach your dog to take a #DogSelfie!

Heinz History Center

Exploring Community through Art and Jewish Wisdom

2:00 pm

Join us for a conversational-style program in the History Center’s new exhibition, The Gift of Art: 100 Years of Art from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Collection.

Heinz History Center

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Homeschool Day at the Fort Pitt Museum

10:00 am

The Fort Pitt Museum invites homeschool families to explore the museum and its neighboring partner, Point State Park.

Heinz History Center

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.

Meadowcroft

Opening Weekend, Meadowcroft’s 48th Season

Weekend Event

Visit Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village for opening weekend of its 48th season!

Heinz History Center

Preserving Your Digital Photographs Workshop

6:30 pm

Learn practical strategies for managing and preserving your digital photographs. This program is offered in celebration of the History Center’s #Pixburgh exhibit.

Heinz History Center

25th 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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Frontier Women’s Day

10:00 am
in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and the Girl Scouts to learn about 18th century women, games, toys, trades, and lifestyles.

Heinz History Center

Exhibit Tour: #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience

1:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

History in the Park: Lawrenceville

5:00 pm

Visit Arsenal Park in Lawrenceville to enjoy family-friendly learning where history happened with the Heinz History Center and community members.

Heinz History Center

Innovation Station

11:00 am

Let your imagination soar and engineer it down to earth! Explore the steps of innovation at the History Center’s new Discovery Place exhibit.

Heinz History Center

Green City Remix Opening Celebration

5:00 pm

Celebrate the first youth-designed exhibit at the Heinz History Center. The opening celebration will showcase an art installation crafted by cohorts of high school learners from seven area schools.

Heinz History Center

Stories of Ethnic Identity & Military Service

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with authors Valerie DeFazio Vacula and Dr. Elaine Berkowitz.

Fort Pitt Museum

Massy Harbison: 225 Years After Her Capture

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum for presentations on Indian Captivity, Massy Harbison’s experience, and the reader’s theater program “Voices of Captivity.”

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.

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

Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Cooking With Chris

6:30 pm

Join the History Center for an evening filled with food and fun! Chris Fennimore from QED Cooks is back for another installment of Cooking with Chris.

Heinz History Center

Italian Genealogy Workshop

9:00 am

Benefiting beginner and seasoned genealogists alike, this workshop will provide guidance on acquiring Italian-American dual citizenship as well as beginning your genealogical research on the ground in Italy.

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fife and Drum

12:00 pm

Experience the sounds of the Fort Pitt Fife and Drum Corp and discover how 18th century military music affected life at Fort Pitt.

Heinz History Center

The Gift of Art: Exhibit Closing Celebration

12:00 pm

Join the History Center, the Friends of Art, and Pittsburgh Public Schools for one final viewing of the Gift of Art: 100 Years of Art from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Collection exhibit at this special closing celebration.

Heinz History Center

Heinz History Hike

11:00 am

Join the History Center and Venture Outdoors and explore the Heinz Company’s legacy in Pittsburgh.

Heinz History Center

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.

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.

Heinz History Center

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.”

Meadowcroft

21st Annual Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition

12:00 pm

Beginners are invited to try using the atlatl, a spear-thrower used by prehistoric hunters, and watch experts from the World Atlatl Association compete for high score.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand demonstrating 18th century military drill and firing the museum’s reproduction cannon.

Heinz History Center

#Pixburgh Urban Photography Walk

11:00 am

Join the History Center and Venture Outdoors for a photographic experience!

Heinz History Center

All Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

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

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

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

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

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.

Heinz History Center

Time Travelers | Session One

9:00 am

The History Center’s new summer camps explore Pittsburgh history in engaging and hands-on activities for elementary students.

Meadowcroft

Independence Day Celebration

1:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of America and Independence Day at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fourth of July at Fort Pitt

11:00 am

Commemorate the Fourth of July at the Fort Pitt Museum. Help museum staff and volunteers raise the flag and sing the National Anthem.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh Imagineers | Session One

9:00 am

The History Center’s new summer camps explore Pittsburgh history in engaging and hands-on activities for elementary students.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand demonstrating 18th century military drill and firing the museum’s reproduction cannon.

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh’s History Detectives | Session One

9:00 am

The History Center’s new summer camps explore Pittsburgh history in engaging and hands-on activities for elementary students.

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

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

Heinz History Center

The Decade, Gabby Means

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Gabby Means, author of “The Decade,” and Dom DiSilvo.

Heinz History Center

Naturalization Ceremony

11:00 am

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

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh Imagineers | Session Two

9:00 am

The History Center’s new summer camps explore Pittsburgh history in engaging and hands-on activities for elementary students.

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.

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh’s History Detectives | Session Two

9:00 am

The History Center’s new summer camps explore Pittsburgh history in engaging and hands-on activities for elementary students.

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

Fife and Drum

12:00 pm

Experience the sounds of the Fort Pitt Fife and Drum Corp and discover how 18th century military music affected life at Fort Pitt.

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

Time Travelers | Session Two

12:30 pm

The History Center’s new summer camps explore Pittsburgh history in engaging and hands-on activities for elementary students.

Heinz History Center

Eighth Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival

Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause at the History Center’s Eighth Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival!

Heinz History Center

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.

Meadowcroft

Vintage Base Ball Game

12:00 pm

Enjoy a game of vintage base ball played with rules common in the 1860s.

Heinz History Center

All Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand demonstrating 18th century military drill and firing the museum’s reproduction cannon.

Heinz History Center

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.”

Fort Pitt Museum

Captives in a Foreign Land

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and welcome Daniel Krebs, who will discuss German prisoners of war during the American Revolution, as part of the museum’s Fort Pitt Speaker Series.

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.

Heinz History Center

Raceball, Rob Ruck

7:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Italian Heritage Day

10:00 am

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

Heinz History Center

Hometown-Homegrown

10:00 am
Presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

Celebrate our region’s passion for food!

Meadowcroft

Archaeology Day

12:00 pm

As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, archaeologists from the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will present lectures and identify artifacts at Meadowcroft.

Heinz History Center

Naturalization Ceremony

11:00 am

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

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.

Heinz History Center

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.”

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

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

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.

Heinz History Center

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.”

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Into the Seventeenth Generation, Eric Lidji

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with Eric Lidji, author of “Into the Seventeenth Generation.”

Heinz History Center

Vintage Pittsburgh 2018

10:00 am

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

Heinz History Center

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.