Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
September 17, 2021

ACORNS FOR DINNER: Finding Food in Prehistoric Pennsylvania

Each summer, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village in scenic Avella, Pa., hosts an exciting afternoon of vintage “base ball” - originally written as two words - with talented teams from throughout the region. Adam Johnson and his wife Jenette play for the Somerset County-based Addison Mountain Stars, which were established in 1994. Get to know Adam and the sport of vintage base ball in the Q&A below!

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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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