Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
November 13, 2019

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

The History Center Museum Shop is your one-stop shop this holiday season! From the H.J. Heinz Company to "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," there’s a uniquely Pittsburgh gift for even the hardest-to-shop-for person on your list.

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October 31, 2019

The G. Biler / Fort Duquesne Powder Horn

Recently, the Heinz History Center, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), and the Friends of the Fort Pitt Museum joined forces to bring a key part of the story—and one of the first objects made in Pittsburgh—home. The object, a carved powder horn, features an extremely rare depiction of Fort Duquesne, the French fort at the Point that eluded the British for four long years during the French and Indian War. Its full significance, however, became apparent soon after it was acquired.

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October 30, 2019

Heinz: Bottles and Product Labels and Advertising Cards

H.J. Heinz cared about what he put inside the bottle, but he also realized that the package made the first, and often most important, impression.

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October 23, 2019

Heinz Pier and the World’s Fairs

When Heinz started his company in 1869, international expositions introduced people to new businesses, products, and innovations from around the world. Heinz loved fairs and never missed an opportunity to use them to promote his company.

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October 16, 2019

Heinz: First Products and an Innovative Factory

By 1898, Heinz’s factory had become the largest food processing facility in the world, built of the finest brick and beautified with stained glass windows. A marvel to visitors, the factory featured all the latest technologies, including one of the first electric ventilation systems in Pittsburgh.

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