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 Spring 2018 issue of Western Pennsylvania History includes feature articles on:
- Governor Gifford Pinchot and his lasting impact on Pennsylvania’s liquor control
- The role of women in Pittsburgh’s 19th-century alcohol trade
- Local artifacts from the Prohibition era that are on display in American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
- An exploration of the Lawrenceville WWI Doughboy statue and its rededication during World War II
As well as columns about:
- Whiskey sales in Washington County
- The history of beer and brewing at Fort Pitt
- Jewish liquor purveyors of Pittsburgh
- Rum running and smuggling on the Great Lakes and Atlantic coast
- Architect of the Mon Valley Robert L. Barnhart
- Prohibition memories in Homestead
- Zoglmann’s German Saloon on the South Side
- Italian American teachers and the importance of education
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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