Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
March 29, 2019

Five Frontier Women

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Fort Pitt Museum recognizes five women essential to early frontier history.

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March 28, 2019

What to Do at Meadowcroft

Something we often hear from first-time visitors is that they had no idea that there was so much to do here at Meadowcroft. We are a museum that tells the story of humans using the natural resources of Cross Creek Valley for roughly 16,000 radiocarbon years (ca. 19,000 calendar years). With such an exhaustive timespan covered, of course there is plenty to do! The full Meadowcroft experience is a journey through time that presents snapshots of the major cultural changes in western Pennsylvania.

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March 26, 2019

Can You Name Five Women Artists?

The Heinz History Center’s collection holds multiple examples of women’s artistic works that demonstrate the challenges they faced and impact they’ve made on Pittsburgh’s cultural life. Here are five of them.

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March 20, 2019

The Steel Woman of the Steel City: Catherine Baker Knoll

Four seemingly dissimilar objects actually tell the rich and complex story of an iconic Pennsylvania woman. A blue overcoat, a green inaugural gown, a black and gold Pittsburgh Steelers boa, and a leather motorcycle jacket unveil the strength and sincerity found in the multifaceted life of the late Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll.

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March 13, 2019

Lord Dunmore’s War

What is Lord Dunmore’s War? It’s the war everyone would know if there had not been an American Revolution. Occurring at the same time as the Intolerable Acts and the First Continental Congress, Lord Dunmore’s War is an event thrown into obscurity. Lasting barely 10 months, the war centered around land disputes and ended with the further cession of American Indian lands.

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