Events

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today.

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.

Heinz History Center

Film Screening: Andrea Doria

1:00 pm

Join us for a special screening and panel discussion about the film “Andrea Doria: Are the Passengers Saved?” with special guests director Luca Guardbascio and deep sea diver John Moyer.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Pittsburgh’s Attic From Glass to Ketchup

1:00 pm

Join a History Center docent for a tour where you’re guaranteed to see something new. This guided tour will take you to three exhibits: Special Collections, Glass: Shattering Notions, and Heinz.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fourth of July at Fort Pitt

11:00 am

Celebrate the Fourth of July by learning about Fort Pitt and Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Meadowcroft

Independence Day Celebration

12:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of America with historical demonstrations and period games at Meadowcroft on Independence Day.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Night – 18th Century Taverns

5:30 pm

Explore the Fort Pitt Museum before the 4th of July fireworks in another after-hours event designed for guests 21 and older.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Glass Shattering Notions

1:00 pm

Before we were the Steel City, we were America’s Glass City. Join a History Center docent for an exploration of one of the region’s oldest industries.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Archaeology with Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

9:00 am

Learn how to use archaeology to engage your students in the study of history in this summer Act 48 program, delivered by education staff from Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Eyes on Pittsburgh: Photography

10:30 am

Discover how photographers have seen Pittsburgh through the lens of a camera.

Heinz History Center

Should We Bring Back the Draft?

7:00 pm

Join us for this special panel discussion convening experts and local veterans to look at all sides of the issue of re-instating the Draft, as well as the history and possible futures of the Draft.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand to demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s reproduction cannon.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Clash of Empires

1:00 pm

For Bastille Day, join a History Center docent to learn about the earliest French influences on our region.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Americans and the Holocaust: A Talk with Rebecca Erbelding

7:00 pm

Join us as historian Rebecca Erbelding discusses her new book “Rescue Boat: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe.”

Heinz History Center

Slay the Gerrymander: Bar Games for Democracy

6:00 pm

Let’s talk gerrymandering. Join the History Center and Draw the Lines PA for bar games, food, drinks, and conversation about this serious issue facing civic engagement in Pennsylvania.

Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh History Paddle

9:00 am

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: From Slavery to Freedom

1:00 pm

Join a History Center docent for a closer look into the history of slavery, abolition, and civil rights in the Pittsburgh region.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Museums in the Classroom: Teacher Institute for New and Pre-Service Teachers

9:00 am

This summer, join the History Center’s Education team for the first installment of a teacher’s institute aimed at new educators.

Heinz History Center

History at Play: Neighborhood Inspirations

10:30 am

Youth ages 8-11 are invited to join us for workshops where they can discover, imagine, and create! During this one, celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” with in-gallery activities.

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: A Tradition of Innovation

1:00 pm

Discover the story of Pittsburgh’s past and future in this guided tour of the Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibit.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

History at Play: Taming the Tomato: The Innovations of H.J. Heinz

10:30 am

Youth ages 8-11 are invited to join us for workshops where they can discover, imagine, and create! During this one, become a food scientist and expert marketer as we explore H.J. Heinz global empire.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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.

Sports Museum

Guided Tour: Sports Museum

1:00 pm

The story of sports in Pittsburgh covers all the bases! Join a History Center docent on this sports-centric tour of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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

Hop Into History: Corps of Discovery: A Journey from Pittsburgh

10:30 am

Join the Lewis & Clark Expedition, which launched from Pittsburgh, and was the first to explore the American West.

Heinz History Center

History at Play: Make it Pop: Art of the Everyday

10:30 am

Youth ages 8-11 are invited to join us for workshops where they can discover, imagine, and create! During this one, be inspired by the work of Pittsburgh pop artists Andy Warhol and Burton Morris.

Heinz History Center

Teaching American History Seminar: The Executive Branch

8:30 am

Join the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University to explore the topic of executive power, which has become one of the most controversial aspects of modern American government.

Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh History Paddle

9:00 am

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

Heinz History Center

Bocce Tournament & Festival

Come play some bocce for a worthy cause this summer at the History Center’s Ninth Annual Bocce Tournament and Festival.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Pittsburgh’s Attic From Glass to Ketchup

1:00 pm

Join a History Center docent for a tour where you’re guaranteed to see something new. This guided tour will take you to three exhibits: Special Collections, Glass: Shattering Notions, and Heinz.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Meadowcroft

Vintage Base Ball Game

12:00 pm

Play ball! Celebrate America’s pastime and cheer for a baseball game, 19th-century style.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: From Slavery to Freedom

1:00 pm

Join a History Center docent for a closer look into the history of slavery, abolition, and civil rights in the Pittsburgh region.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand to demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s reproduction cannon.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Celebrate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

10:30 am

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” as we play, laugh, watch, and enjoy creating in this session that explores the world of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Heinz History Center

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

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: A Tradition of Innovation

1:00 pm

Discover the story of Pittsburgh’s past and future in this guided tour of the Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibit.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. 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

Celebrity Golf Tournament

10:30 am

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

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Dressing the Part: Clothing and Costumes

10:30 am

Explore clothing and costumes through time, including how textiles are made and how fashion has changed.

Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh History Paddle

9:00 am

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

Meadowcroft

Covered Bridge Festival

Weekend Event

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

Meadowcroft

Frontier Heritage Weekend

Weekend Event

Get a first-hand look at the everyday lives of 18th century frontier traders during Frontier Heritage Weekend.

Meadowcroft

Walk Through Prehistory

10:00 am

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

Treaty of Fort Pitt: 240th Anniversary Commemoration

11:00 am

Commemorate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Fort Pitt with living historians that will include guests from the Delaware Tribe.

Heinz History Center

Destination Moon Launch Party for Educators

5:30 pm

Join the History Center’s education team to kick off the opening of the Destination Moon exhibition with our very own Moon Party!

Meadowcroft

Walk in Penn’s Woods

1:00 pm

Visit Meadowcroft for beautiful fall foliage and outdoor adventure this fall!

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Here, There, and Everywhere: The Pittsburgh Glass Story

10:30 am

Pittsburgh glass is everywhere! Uncover the story of the city’s first industry, pretend to be a glassblower, use forms and patterns to make a design, and build a one of a kind display.

Meadowcroft

Archaeology Day

12:00 pm

As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, Meadowcroft will partner with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology for a day-long event for archaeology-lovers everywhere.

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

Hometown-Homegrown

10:00 am
Presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

Calling all foodies! Get a taste of Western Pennsylvania’s finest flavors at the seventh annual Hometown-Homegrown™.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Celebrate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

10:30 am

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” as we play, laugh, watch, and enjoy creating in this session that explores the world of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft’s Fall Finale

12:00 pm

Spend an autumn afternoon outside celebrating the final day of Meadowcroft’s milestone 50th season! Join us for a day of special, fall-themed programming.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

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.

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

Hop Into History: Cooking Up History: African American Food Traditions

10:30 am

Explore foodways brought from Africa and then help make recipes that show how these traditions have shaped American food!

Heinz History Center

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.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Trains, Planes, and Trolleys

10:30 am

Have fun in our galleries as we hop on a trolley, build an airplane, and explore Pittsburgh innovations that improved train travel.

Heinz History Center

Vintage Pittsburgh

10:00 am

Save the date for March 23, 2019! Celebrate Pittsburgh history in style at the History Center’s seventh annual Vintage Pittsburgh event, presented in partnership with The Neighborhood Flea.

Heinz History Center

Italian Genealogy Workshop

9:00 am

Join genealogist Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy for a workshop on delving into your family history in Italy and the United States.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Memorial Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

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

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

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Patriot Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Veterans Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.