Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
May 25, 2021

Asian American Heritage at the Heinz History Center

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. To mark the occasion, explore artifacts from the Heinz History Center collection that speak to Asian and Asian American heritage in Western Pennsylvania.

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May 6, 2021

Celebrating National Nurses Week

In celebration of National Nurses Week, here are a few pieces in the History Center collections that remind us of the legacy of care created by nurses in Western Pennsylvania.

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March 26, 2021

Matzah, Made in Pittsburgh

A century ago, many Jewish families in Western Pennsylvania purchased their matzah locally. Caplan Baking Company was one of the biggest and best-known Jewish bakeries in the region.

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March 24, 2021

Daisy Lampkin

Best known as a widely respected NAACP organizer, Daisy Lampkin spent decades tirelessly crusading for civil and women’s rights through a variety of local and national organizations.

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March 19, 2021

Meet Winnie the Welder

Today “Rosie the Riveter” symbolizes all American women who worked in the nation’s defense industries during World War II. Congress confirmed this when the Senate passed a bill authorizing the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal at the end of 2020.

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