Events

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

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

Hop Into History: Around the World with Nellie Bly

10:30 am

Discover the amazing story of one of Pittsburgh’s most notable women, Nellie Bly, as we travel around the world! Enjoy crafts and activities that match each of her global stops.

Heinz History Center

Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, Andy Masich

7:00 pm

Join us for a reading, discussion, and book signing with History Center President and CEO, Andy Masich, and his new book “Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands.”

Heinz History Center

21+ Throwback Thursday

5:30 pm

Throw it back on select Thursday evenings in March as we celebrate the #Pixburgh exhibit with after-hours drinks, scavenger hunts, music, and fun!

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

21+ Throwback Thursday

5:30 pm

Throw it back on select Thursday evenings in March as we celebrate the #Pixburgh exhibit with after-hours drinks, scavenger hunts, music, and fun!

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: #Pixburgh

10:00 am

Explore photography and green screen technology in the History Center’s #Pixburgh exhibit. This program is for youth ages 8-11.

Heinz History Center

Irish Genealogy Workshop

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

Join Irish genealogy experts from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast for a new and expanded workshop on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.

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

21+ Throwback Thursday

5:30 pm

Throw it back on select Thursday evenings in March as we celebrate the #Pixburgh exhibit with after-hours drinks, scavenger hunts, music, and fun!

Heinz History Center

Genealogy in the Digital World Workshop

10:00 am

The Museum Conservation Center will host a workshop that aims to help you organize your digital genealogical information.

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

Homeschool Day at the History Center

10:00 am

On this Homeschool Day, visit the History Center’s #Pixburgh exhibit, which features images and objects relating to life in Western Pennsylvania since the invention of photography.

Heinz History Center

History Alive: Interpreting 18th Century Indian Cultures

5:00 pm

Learn about the Indian Cultures that lived in the Ohio River Valley during the 18th century and about their various encounters with Euro-Americans.

Heinz History Center

21+ Throwback Thursday

5:30 pm

Throw it back on select Thursday evenings in March as we celebrate the #Pixburgh exhibit with after-hours drinks, scavenger hunts, music, and fun!

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

Hop Into History: Painting Pittsburgh

10:30 am

Explore the History Center’s current art exhibition, The Gift of Art, and create your own masterpiece.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

Vintage Pittsburgh

10:00 am

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Discovery Place

10:30 am

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

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

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.”

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

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

Pittsburgh’s Hidden Treasures on KDKA-TV

7:30 pm

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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

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

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

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.