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
Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh: Works from the National Portrait Gallery
Explore powerful works of art from the Smithsonian inside the History Center's dynamic new exhibition.View Exhibit
Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell
Join us online for a screening of “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell” part of the 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.
Votes for Women: Portraits of Persistence
Marking the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, this program will explore the history and complexity of the national suffrage movement with Kate Clarke Lemay, historian at the National Portrait Gallery.
Vintage Base Ball Game
Play ball! Celebrate America's pastime and cheer for a baseball game, 19th-century style.