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4th Floor
Long-Term Exhibition

In order to prepare for the redesign and relocation of the Heinz 57 exhibition, this exhibit is currently closed and a new Heinz exhibit will open in the fourth floor Community Gallery on Sept. 6. Thank you.

No other food manufacturer has had a more lasting impact on American eating and buying habits than Pittsburgh's own H.J. Heinz Company.

Heinz 57 celebrates one of America’s most beloved companies. 

Discover how the H.J. Heinz family business in Sharpsburg grew to an international company selling more then 5,700 products around the world.

Visitors to the Heinz 57 exhibit can:

  • Learn how H.J. Heinz developed into one of the world's most creative marketers
  • Step up to a 1950s-style soda counter and play Heinz-themed games
  • Race the clock to pack Heinz pickles
  • Display their favorite Heinz memories inside a re-created 1970s kitchen
  • Design ads and store displays for Heinz products
  • Watch videos of international Heinz commericals
  • View more than 100 international Heinz products, representing China, Japan, New Zealand, South African, and other countries

In addition to the Heinz 57 exhibit, visitors will also enjoy the Heinz Hitch on the Hitory Center's first floor as well as the 42-foot high pouring neon ketchup sign on the museum's facade.

  • The historic Heinz Hitch, a replica of an 1800s-era horse-drawn grocery cart, is on display in the History Center’s first floor Great Hall. Manufactured by Studebaker, the Heinz Hitch is among the world’s largest hitch wagons at 6,800 pounds, and provides a glimpse back to an area when a young H.J. Heinz delivered his products by a horse-drawn wagon.

  • The iconic red and white neon Heinz 57 sign helps to tell the story of Western Pennsylvania and is a beloved feature of Pittsburgh’s skyline. Made of steel and aluminum, the Heinz 57 sign stands 42.5 feet high and 32 feet wide on the History Center’s facade, refilling the Heinz keystone logo with “ketchup” every 30 seconds.

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