Events

Heinz History Center

A Cozy Bar Crawl

5:00 pm

Winter in Pittsburgh calls for a cozy bar crawl! The Heinz History Center, Wigle Whiskey, and the Omni William Penn Hotel are teaming up for an indoor bar crawl inside the Omni William Penn Hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh.

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Cub Scouts: Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

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

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Kindness & Empathy Game Jam

1:00 pm

Experience a free afternoon of games, play, and workshops. Inspired by the work of Mister Rogers, teens are invited to hang out with regional gamers and content experts to explore the themes of kindness and empathy.

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We Heart Our Members

Fourteen of Pittsburgh’s leading cultural organizations have banded together to say thank you by offering free admission to members of participating museums on select dates this February.

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Homeschool Day at the History Center

10:00 am

On this Homeschool Day, explore the American Spirits exhibit and enjoy a variety of activities related to life in the 1920s and ’30s in Pittsburgh.

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Standing on My Sisters’ Shoulders

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “Standing On My Sisters’ Shoulders,” part of the 2018 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

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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.

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Irish Genealogy Workshop

9:00 am
Presented in partnership with the Westmoreland County Historical Society

Join Irish genealogy experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation for an enhanced workshop on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

10:00 am
The Mighty Monongahela

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn about the three main tribes occupying the Forks of the Ohio River at the time of Fort Pitt.

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Hop Into History: Frontier Cooking

10:30 am

Hop Into History: Frontier Cooking is currently FULL.

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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.

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Contemporary Media Literacy through History

5:00 pm

Educators, explore the increasingly important skills of media literacy.

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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)!

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Girl Scouts: Night at the History Museum

7:30 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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

10:00 am
Life at Fort Pitt and Soldier Hike

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will research the lives of 18th century soldiers and practice compass and map skills on a hike around Point State Park.

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Hop Into History: Discovery Place

10:30 am

Explore the innovations from Pittsburgh that have impacted the world in the new family friendly gallery, Discovery Place!

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Until the Well Runs Dry

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “Until the Well Runs Dry: Medicine & the Exploitation of Black Bodies,” part of the 2018 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

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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)!

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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)!

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Hop Into History: Destination Moon Countdown

10:30 am

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

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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

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.

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Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.