Events

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Hands On History

12:00 pm

Visit the Fort Pitt Museum at the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Creativity Zone and make a craft related to 18th century history. The museum will be open until 6 p.m. today.

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

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

Hands On History

12:00 pm

Visit the Fort Pitt Museum at the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Creativity Zone and make a craft related to 18th century history. The museum will be open until 6 p.m. today.

Fort Pitt Museum

Exhibit Tour: Nat Youngblood’s Pittsburgh

Join the Fort Pitt Museum for a curator-led tour of Nat Youngblood’s Pittsburgh at either noon or 2 p.m.

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

Hands On History

12:00 pm

Visit the Fort Pitt Museum at the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Creativity Zone and make a craft related to 18th century history. The museum will be open until 6 p.m. today.

Heinz History Center

Our Stories, Our Truths: Music & Memory

7:00 pm

Join us for a fundraising event that supports the African American Program and Collections of the Heinz History Center.

Heinz History Center

Jack Buncher Foundation Free Admission Days

10:00 am

Visit the History Center on Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 for FREE Admission Days, sponsored by the Jack Buncher Foundation.

Fort Pitt Museum

Hands On History

12:00 pm

Visit the Fort Pitt Museum at the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Creativity Zone and make a craft related to 18th century history. The museum will be open until 6 p.m. today.

Heinz History Center

Jack Buncher Foundation Free Admission Days

10:00 am

Visit the History Center on Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 for FREE Admission Days, sponsored by the Jack Buncher Foundation.

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

Walk Through Prehistory

10:00 am
With Venture Outdoors

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

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

Hands On History

12:00 pm

Visit the Fort Pitt Museum at the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Creativity Zone and make a craft related to 18th century history. The museum will be open until 6 p.m. today.

Fort Pitt Museum

Exhibit Tour: Nat Youngblood’s Pittsburgh

Join the Fort Pitt Museum for a curator-led tour of Nat Youngblood’s Pittsburgh at either noon or 2 p.m.

Heinz History Center

Jack Buncher Foundation Free Admission Days

10:00 am

Visit the History Center on Friday, June 9 through Sunday, June 11 for FREE Admission Days, sponsored by the Jack Buncher Foundation.

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 Urban Photography Walk

11:00 am

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

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Hands On History

12:00 pm

Visit the Fort Pitt Museum at the Three Rivers Arts Festival’s Creativity Zone and make a craft related to 18th century history. The museum will be open until 6 p.m. today.

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.”

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

“i go home” – Film Screening & Panel Discussion

1:00 pm

Join the History Center and the Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium for a film screening of “i go home.”

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.

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 2017

10:00 am

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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.