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The Negro Motorist Green Book


Heinz History Center

The Negro Motorist Green Book exhibition, presented in partnership with the Smithsonian, offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the Green Book served as guide to freedom and opportunity amidst an era of oppression.

Kennywood Day: 125 Years of Memories


Heinz History Center

Join the History Center and special guests to commemorate Kennywood’s 125th anniversary on July 9.

Preserving Pittsburgh’s Memories

Detre Library & Archives

Heinz History Center

Research family history, explore historic images, and search thousands of documents in the Detre Library & Archives at the History Center. Open Wednesday through Saturday and free to all visitors. 

More than a ketchup museum.

The Heinz History Center is Pittsburgh’s people museum. We share the inspiring stories of Western Pennsylvania’s people who have helped change the course of American history. See for yourself. 

  • Smithsonian Treasures

    Discover Smithsonian artifacts at the History Center and learn more about the museum’s Smithsonian affiliation. 

  • Unique Pittsburgh Gifts

    From exclusive Heinz merch to the Mister Rogers kindness collection, find the perfect Pittsburgh gift at the Museum Shop.

  • Family Zone

    Build bridges in the interactive Discovery Place or explore the Neighborhood of Make–Believe.  

  • Explore Our Collections

    Thousands of artifacts and historic images, at your fingertips.