Events

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

Free Admission: Heinz History Center

10:00 am

Enjoy free admission to the Heinz History Center as part of this year’s RADical Days.

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

Educator Open House: History Center

5:00 pm

Learn more about the education offerings at the Heinz History Center at this educator open house.

Heinz History Center

Italian Heritage Day

10:00 am

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Free Admission: Fort Pitt Museum

10:00 am

Enjoy free admission to the Fort Pitt Museum as part of this year’s RADical Days.

Heinz History Center

Hometown-Homegrown

10:00 am
Presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

Celebrate our region’s passion for food!

Meadowcroft

Archaeology Day

11:00 am

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

First Peoples: Bringing the Meadowcroft Rockshelter into the Classroom

5:00 pm

Educators, learn more about Meadowcroft’s new online resources available to teachers through the First Peoples online curriculum materials.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

Boy Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

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

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

Bridging Connections: Interactive Tour for Visitors with Alzheimer’s

10:30 am

The Alzheimer’s Association and the History Center offer monthly guided tours designed for those living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their Care Partners.

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

10:00 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.

Heinz History Center

The Story of the Hidden Jews of Southern Italy

1:00 pm

Join the Italian American Program and the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives for two programs that take a look at the relationships between the Italian and Jewish communities.

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.

Heinz History Center

Italian Jews and World War II

1:00 pm

Join the Italian American Program and the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archives for two programs that take a look at the relationships between the Italian and Jewish communities.

Heinz History Center

World Premiere of “Wendell G. Freeland: A Silent Soldier”

5:30 pm

Enjoy the world premiere of the NOMMO Productions film, “Wendell Freeland: A Silent Soldier,” which tells the story of a complex and courageous man whose long career helped shape an era of historic change.

Fort Pitt Museum

Cub Scout Day at the Fort Pitt Museum

11:00 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.

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

Girl Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

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

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

Problematizing the Past: Complex Histories and Museum Collections

5:00 pm

Explore how teachers can use archives & collections to disrupt traditional narratives and encourage students to delve into the problematic past.

Heinz History Center

Girl Scouts: Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

Girl Scouts, experience what happens at the History Center when the stars come out. This overnight is presented in partnership with the Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania.

Heinz History Center

Bridging Connections: Interactive Tour for Visitors with Alzheimer’s

10:30 am

The Alzheimer’s Association and the History Center offer monthly guided tours designed for those living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their Care Partners.

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

Boy Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

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

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

Girl Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

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

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh During Prohibition

5:00 pm

Educators, join the History Center’s education team as we use Prohibition as an example of how local evidence can illuminate a national event.

Heinz History Center

Cub Scouts: Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Fortifying the Forks of the Ohio

5:00 pm

Educators, explore the importance of the French & Indian War and the history of Western Pennsylvania during this time.

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

Contemporary Media Literacy through History

5:00 pm

Educators, explore the increasingly important skills of media literacy.

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.