Events

Heinz History Center

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

9:00 am

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

Women’s History Seminar

10:00 am

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Tipsy History: Women’s Spirited Past

6:00 pm

Explore interactive stations to hear tales of spirited women who shaped American alcohol history from colonial home distilling, rough and tough bootleggers, and influential women in whiskey today.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum 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

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

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Three Sisters Bridges Walking Tour

11:00 am

Join the History Center and Venture Outdoors and explore some of the many bridges of Pittsburgh.

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

Hop Into History: Sounds of Summer

10:30 am

Celebrate the last days of summer by playing in the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, making music, and making a tasty summer treat.

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!

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

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.

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

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Meadowcroft

Vintage Base Ball Game

12:00 pm

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

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh History Paddle

9:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and Venture Outdoors on a new kayaking program that will focus on the 18th century history of Pittsburgh’s rivers.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

#Pixburgh Photo Walk

11:00 am

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Join a docent on a highlights tour of both floors of the Fort Pitt Museum 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.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Uncovering Pittsburgh Stories

10:30 am

Discover fun stories shared in unique Pittsburgh drawings and then create your own artwork to take home.

Meadowcroft

Homeschool Day at Meadowcroft

10:00 am

Once again, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is opening its doors to our region’s homeschoolers and their families for a unique opportunity to experience the development of our region.

Meadowcroft

Covered Bridge Festival

Weekend Event

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh History Paddle

9:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and Venture Outdoors on a new kayaking program that will focus on the 18th century history of Pittsburgh’s rivers.

Heinz History Center

Museum Day Live

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket…for free.

Meadowcroft

Frontier Heritage Weekend

Weekend Event

Discover some of the skills necessary to survive on the 18th century frontier and learn how Indians and European settlers borrowed ideas from each other to build a better life in the western Pennsylvania wilderness.

Heinz History Center

Celebrity Golf Tournament

10:30 am

The History Center’s Celebrity Golf Tournament is like no other in Pittsburgh!

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

Hop Into History: Pittsburgh Firsts

10:30 am

Pittsburgh is home to many firsts, from the Ferris wheel to the banana split! Explore Pittsburgh “firsts” through hands-on activities in the galleries.

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.”

Heinz History Center

Sporting Clay Classic

9:00 am

Take your best shot for a great cause at the Sporting Clay Classic at Nemacolin Woodlands’ Shooting Academy.

Heinz History Center

An Evening with Andy Masich

7:00 pm

Join Andy Masich for an evening of Cocktails & Conversation, focusing on the thrilling and chilling stories behind Pittsburgh’s most mysterious and unexplained events.

Meadowcroft

Old-Fashioned Taffy Pull

1:00 pm

We’re continuing the tradition of a Meadowcroft taffy pull in 2017! Join us in one of our historic log houses to learn about historic confections while you make an old-fashioned sweet treat to take home.

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

Hop Into History: Heinz’s Kitchen

10:30 am

Join us in our kitchen to make recipes inspired by Heinz food!

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

Hop Into History: Holiday Memories

10:30 am

Experience Pittsburgh’s holiday traditions, from re-created store front windows to Santa’s chair and making snowmen!

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

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.