Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
March 31, 2020

Quiz: Which Influential Pittsburgh woman are you?

Quiz: Which influential Pittsburgh woman are you? Nellie Bly, Daisy Lampkin, Rachel Carson, Lois Weber, and more. Presented by the Heinz History Center.

March 30, 2020

Women in Trade and Manufacturing

Explore the history of women in trades and manufacturing, in particular as blacksmiths, with this blog from Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

March 27, 2020

Experiencing History: Collecting Materials Related to the COVID-19 Response in Western Pennsylvania

The Heinz History Center is collecting objects, archival materials (both digital and physical), and web content that reflect the experiences of Western Pennsylvania citizens, officials, organizations, businesses, and caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We wish to preserve these stories and materials so they can be shared for future study and research. Here’s how you can help.

March 26, 2020

Pittsburgh’s Streamline-Deco Greyhound Bus Station

Pittsburgh has had a Greyhound station at its current site so long (more then 60 years) that few people remember the previous bus station across the street, at the site of today’s Federal Building.

March 25, 2020

Help, Heartbreak, and Hope from a Century Ago

For the past two weeks, the Rauh Jewish Archives has been collecting documentation of the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on Jewish organizations in the region—emails, press releases, announcements, and stories. Thanks to these efforts, future historians should have a much richer picture of our moment than we have about the community response to a global health crisis from a century ago: the Influenza Pandemic of 1918.