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.
The Fall 2017 issue of Western Pennsylvania History includes feature articles on:
- Alice Bennet’s efforts to provide psychological help to victims of the 1889 Johnstown Flood
- Oscar-winning songwriters from Western Pennsylvania
- The Allegheny County Commissioners who were jailed for refusing to enact a property tax in 1860
As well as columns about:
- Whimsical themes carved on early American powder horns
- The Breathe Pennsylvania Records
- The Hill District’s Labor Lyceum building
- Connelly Trade School’s recent transformation into the Energy Innovation Center
- Father Cox’s many religious pilgrimages
- Mary Cardwell Dawson and the National Negro Opera Company
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.
Exclusive Online Articles & Book Reviews
Read expanded online-only articles from past issues of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine.
- Getting to Know George Washington, by Jeffrey H. Schwartz
- America’s Toughest Golf Course: Oakmont Country Club, 1903-1922, by Steven Scholssman
- County Fair Encounters, by Richard M. Voelker
- Petroleum Pioneers, by Alfred N. Mann
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