Get in the game at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. When it comes to sports pride and sports history, no other region in the world compares.
Step back in time at Point State Park to learn about Western Pennsylvania’s strategic role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh.
and Historic Village
Experience 19,000 years of history at North America's oldest site of human habitation. Then tour three recreated villages to learn what life was like for our earliest ancestors.
Detre Library & Archives
Explore the rich history of Western Pennsylvania as part of the region’s preeminent archival collection.
Statements of Solidarity
From our recent struggles related to the COVID-19 pandemic to the senseless murder of African Americans, the History Center stands with our community as we strive to bring peace and unity to our region.
Exhibits & Events
Researching the History of Institutionalized People
Join scholars and archivists as they discuss the strengths and limitations of historical records from state-run institutions to reflect the personal stories of institutionalized people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.
Sensory Friendly Days
In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum will host its first-ever Sensory Friendly Days, presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods, on Sunday, April 18 and Monday, April 19.
“A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990” with Dr. Minna Rozen
The story behind the “A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990” website is also an inspiring tale of scholarly persistence and a lesson about the importance of preserving primary sources.