Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
January 22, 2020

Exploring the Kennywood Park Collection

The Heinz History Center’s Detre Library & Archives is excited to be working on a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities for the processing and partial digitization of the archives of Pittsburgh’s iconic Kennywood Park.

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January 15, 2020

Hats Off! Celebrating Headwear on National Hat Day

Hang onto your hats – National Hat Day is Jan. 15! The Heinz History Center has more than 600 pieces of headwear in its collection, including hats, helmets, veils, bonnets, garrison caps, religious headwear, and more.

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January 6, 2020

Meadowcroft’s Winter Work

Although the winter closure is due to the outdoor nature of our museum, the respite gives three of our departments (Maintenance and Facilities, Visitor Services, and Education) an opportunity to tackle larger projects that can’t be done during the hustle and bustle of our regular season.

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December 27, 2019

Exploring Holiday Culinary Identity, an Intern’s Story

This post recounts the experience of a History Center curatorial intern as he discovered the meaning of his own cultural heritage through his assistance with the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibition.

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November 26, 2019

Fort Pitt Museum Shop Holiday Gift Guide 2019

To help both the eager and the more nonchalant shoppers prepare for the upcoming barrage of sales and spending, the Fort Pitt Museum has come up with a list of five unique items that are conveniently available for purchase at the Fort Pitt Museum gift shop this holiday season.

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