Western Pennsylvania History Magazine

Western Pennsylvania History has presented scholarship for a broad audience since 1918 as the region’s oldest continually-published magazine. History Center members receive a free subscription to this award-winning quarterly publication.

Current Issue

Western Pennsylvania History: Summer 2017The Summer 2017 issue of Western Pennsylvania History incudes feature articles on:

  • Amusement park entrepreneur Frederick Ingersoll’s search for a site to build Luna Park in North Oakland
  • Pittsburgh as a musical training ground and education center for African American jazz musicians
  • Pioneering female journalist Nellie Bly and her writing adventures

As well as columns about:

  • Rehabilitating the Pine Bank Covered Bridge at Meadowcroft
  • The Bryce Brothers and Lenox, Inc., glass company records
  • Horse power in pre-automobile Pittsburgh
  • Miss Edna’s life in the Hill District and work for Hill House
  • Jennings Daniel Breedon and coal mine safety
  • The conservation of Antonio Pontello’s WWII Auxiliary Military Police uniform

You can purchase a copy of the current issue online in the History Center’s e-store.

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Back Issues: 1918 – 2014

Thanks to a unique partnership with Penn State University, every issue of Western Pennsylvania History from 1918 through 2014 is now available online as fully searchable PDFs.

Read back issues of the magazine online.

Content list for back issues 2002 – present.


Current issues of Western Pennsylvania History magazine are available for $7.95 in the Museum Shop, online shop, or by phone at 412-454-6300, and are mailed to all History Center members, who may choose between the print version an an e-version. For a sample of the e-mag that members can choose to receive, click here. A selection of back issues are available for $4.95 per magazine.

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Magazine Submission Guidelines

Please download this PDF to read the submission guidelines for Western Pennsylvania History Magazine.