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

The Fall 2016 issue of Western Pennsylvania History includes feature articles on:

Western Pennsylvania History Magazine Fall 2016

  • Pennsylvania political ephemera in the Krasik Collection
  • Discovering the process of innovation and Pittsburgh’s contributions
  • Aviator William A. Hoeveler’s WWI experience and the affliction of war
  • Romantic friendship in the journals of Wilson Howell Carpenter

As well as columns about:

  • Cicadas at Meadowcroft
  • The Suffragette Shirtwaist Ball
  • Scriba Mansion in Troy Hill
  • Women conservators of the Maxo Vanka murals
  • Downtown Pittsburgh’s Double X cough drop man
  • Professional Italian American musician Andrea Mazzotti

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 online version of the magazine, 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.