History Center Affiliates Program

The History Center Affiliates Program (HCAP) includes more than 125 regional historical societies and organizations dedicated to preserving local history.

Affiliate Program members include history, genealogy, and library organizations located primarily within the counties of Western Pennsylvania.

Membership in the program brings the extensive expertise and resources of the History Center’s staff to these organizations, especially in the areas of museum and archival work that enable each affiliate organization to reach its goals.

For more information about the History Center Affiliates Program, or to become a member, please contact Robert Stakeley at 412-454-6359 or rostakeley@heinzhistorycenter.org.

We Can Do It! WWII Traveling Exhibition

We Can Do It! WWII Traveling Exhibit

The We Can Do It! WWII traveling exhibition will visit 18 cultural institutions throughout Western Pa. over the next three years. The exhibit is provided free of charge to members of the History Center Affiliates Program, a collection of more than 125 historical organizations throughout the region. Each of sites will host the 500-square foot exhibit for approximately six weeks.

The We Can Do It! WWII traveling exhibit explores Western Pennsylvania’s incredible impact on the home, industrial, and battle fronts during World War II. Visitors to the exhibit will learn about the development of the jeep, a uniquely American invention produced by the American Bantam Car Company in Butler, Pa., and hear the stories behind Rosie the Riveter and the local Tuskegee Airmen whose contributions helped to turn the tide of the war.

History Center Affiliate Program institutions are encouraged to display WWII-related items from their collections as part of the exhibit, which includes artifacts, previously unseen photographs, and large museum panels highlighting Western Pa.’s contributions to WWII.

View Traveling Exhibit

Affiliates Program Benefits

As a History Center Affiliates Program member, your organization will grow with:

  • Access to the Senator John Heinz History Center’s expert librarians, archivists, curators, museum specialists, and fundraising personnel as a resource for your organization’s specific questions and needs.
  • Invitations to workshops and programs designed specifically to aid your organization with all aspects of museum and library management.
  • Exciting publications, including the History Center’s Making History newsletter and Western Pennsylvania History magazine.
  • Access to the History Center’s extensive Library & Archives for regional research, genealogy, and reference materials.
  • Free admission year-round to the History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum for up to four persons per visit.
  • Access to Smithsonian Institution resources through the History Center’s Smithsonian Affiliations program.
  • An online directory keeping you closely connected to the more than 125 other HCAP members.
  • HCAP “Book Nook” in the History Center museum shop – space for three copies for consignment sale.
  • HCAP brochure rack in the History Center museum shop – send up to 25 copies of your organization’s brochure for display in the visitor’s center.

2019 History Center Affiliates Directory

Air Heritage Museum
Allegheny Cemetery Historical Association
Allegheny Foothills Historical Society (located in the Plum Borough Community Library)
Allegheny Township Historical Society
Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society
Alpha Delta Kappa – Iota Chapter
Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall (Home of The Captain Thomas Espy Post 153 of the Grand Army of the Republic)
Apollo Area Historical Society
Archives of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill
Avella Area School District
Avonworth School District
Baldwin Historical Society
Battle of Homestead Foundation
Beaver Area Heritage Museum
Beaver County Historical Research & Landmarks Foundation
Beaver Falls Historical Society and Museum
Bedford County Historical Society, Inc.
Ben Avon Area Historical Association
Bethel Park Historical Society
Blair County Historical Society
Braddock’s Battlefield History Center
David Bradford House / Bradford House Historical Association
Brentwood Historical Society
Brentwood Library
Bridgeville Area Historical Society
Britsburgh History Society
Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation
Brownsville Historical Society
Bushy Run Battlefield
Butler County Historical Society
California Area Historical Society
California University of Pennsylvania – Manderino Library
Cambria County Historical Society
Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Carrick Community Council
Carrick-Overbrook Historical Society
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Charleroi Area Historical Society
Clarion University of Pennsylvania
Cockayne Farmstead Historic Preservation Committee
Collier Township Historical Society
Connellsville Area Historical Society
Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Coraopolis Historical Society
Crafton Historical Society (located in the Crafton Public Library)
Crafton Public Library
Cranberry Township Historical Society
Depreciation Lands Museum Association
Donora Smog Museum and Historical Society
Dormont Historical Society
Dravosburg Community Archives
Duncan & Miller Glass Museum
Erie County Historical Society
East Liberty Valley Historical Society
Ellwood City Area Historical Society
Evans City Historical Society
Fayette County Cultural Trust
Fayette County Historical Society
Fort Leboeuf Historical Society
Fort Ligonier Association
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Fort Pitt Blockhouse / The Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Franklin County Historical Society Kittochtinny
Friends of Old Economy Village
Greater Monessen Historical Society
Greenville Area Historical Society
Historic Harmony, Inc.
Historical & Genealogic Society of Somerset County
Historical Glass Club of Pittsburgh
Historical Society of Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant, OH)
Hollywood Theater – Dormont
Independence Professionals
Ingram Historical Society
The Institute for Learning in Retirement – Slippery Rock
Jefferson College Historical Society
Jefferson County History Center
Jefferson Hills Public Library
Kerr Memorial Museum
The Larry Bruno Foundation
Lawrence County Historical Society
Lawrenceville Historical Society
Leechburg Area Museum Historical Society
Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor
Little Beaver Historical Society, Inc.

Mars Area History and Landmarks Society
Marshall County Historical Society, Inc.
McCandless-Northern Allegheny Heritage Center
McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center
The Mercer County Historical Society
Merrick Art Gallery Associates
Mifflin Township Historical Society
Millvale Community Library
Monongahela Area Historical Society
Monroeville Historical Society
Mount Pleasant Glass Museum
Mountaineer Country Museums
Mt. Lebanon, The Historical Society of
Mt. Zion Historical Society
Murrysville Community Library
Murrysville Historical Preservation Society
Museum of American Glass WV
National American Glass Club – Pittsburgh Lowell Innes Chapter
National Duncan Glass Society
Neville House Associates, Inc.
Neville Island Historical Society
Northern Tier Regional Library
Oakmont Carnegie Library
Ohio County Public Library
Old Economy Village
Oliver Miller Homestead Associates
Olivia Crocker Event Planning and Catering
Penn’s Colony Association Festival
Pennsylvania Association of Numismatists
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, Inc.
Peters Creek Historical Society, Inc.
Peters Township Public Library
Pioneers West Historical Society
Pittsburgh Antique Bottle Club
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pleasant Hills Public Library
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Polish Hill Civic Association of Pittsburgh
Quecreek Mine Rescue Foundation
Railroaders Heritage Corporation & Memorial Museum
Rimersburg Veterans Memorial Park & Museum
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area
Robinson Township Historical Society
Robinson Township Library
Rostraver Township Historical Society
Saint Patrick’s School Canonsburg
Saxonburg Museum
Sewickley Heights History Center
Sewickley Valley Historical Society
Shaler North Hills Library
Smicksburg Area Heritage Society
SNPJ Slovenian Heritage Center
The Society for the Preservation of the Duquesne Heights Incline
Somerset Historical Center
South Park Historical Society
South Park Township Public Library
Southside Historic Village Association
Southwestern Pennsylvania Guide
Springdale Free Public Library
Springs Historical Society
St. George Church Preservation Society
Three Rivers Depression Era Glass Society
Trafford Historical Society
Turkeyfoot Valley Historical Society
Venango County Historical Society
Verona Historical Society
Veterans Breakfast Club
Wampum Community Revitalization
Washington County Chamber of Commerce
Washington County Historical Society
Washington and Jefferson College
West End Branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (Friends of)
West Jefferson Hills Historical Society
West Overton Village & Museums
West Penn Hospital Foundation / Allegheny Health Network
Western Allegheny Community Library
Western PA Model Railroad Museum
Western Pennsylvania Disability History and Action Consortium
Western Pennsylvania Numismatic Society
Westinghouse SURE
Wetzel County Museum
Wheeling Academy of Law and Science Foundation (WALS Foundation)
Whitehall Public Library
Wilkinsburg Historical Society
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. [Pittverse]