Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
June 12, 2019

Top Spots for Kids at the Heinz History Center

School is over and the kids are home for the summer. There’s no better way to entertain them than by stopping by the Heinz History Center for a day of history-filled fun. Enjoy a day at the History Center with these top spots for kids at the museum.

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May 8, 2019

Diseases Affecting 18th-Century Soldiers at Fort Pitt

For any soldier stationed in or around Fort Pitt during the 18th-century, sickness was often inevitable during his enlistment. Communicable illnesses affecting the soldiers were common occurrences. The following are some of the most common ailments suffered by Fort Pitt soldiers.

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April 30, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Branwyn Turnage

Volunteers play a key role in making the History Center one of the finest cultural organizations in the U.S. By donating time and talents, volunteers assist with many facets of the organization. Over the next few months, the History Center is highlighting a few of the diverse volunteers that help our museums succeed.

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April 24, 2019

Apples on the 18th-Century Frontier

As part of the continued development of Meadowcroft’s 18th-century Frontier Trading Post, we recently planted four Newtown Pippin trees. If all goes well, these six-foot-tall trees should begin producing apples within a year or two and provide for many years of cider making!

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April 23, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Paulette Hemmings

Volunteers play a key role in making the History Center one of the finest cultural organizations in the U.S. By donating time and talents, volunteers assist with many facets of the organization. Over the next few months, the History Center is highlighting a few of the diverse volunteers that help our museums succeed.

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