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Meet Fort Pitt Museum Volunteer Marti Donovan

  The Fort Pitt Museum and its army of dedicated volunteers are dedicated to providing visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred in Western Pennsylvania. From leading tours to bringing 18th-century Pittsburgh to life, our volunteers do it all! We sat down with Marti Donovan to learn more about her experiences…

Meet the History Center Docent Community

  For National Volunteer Week, Laura Myers, the Audience Engagement Coordinator at the History Center, shares some reflections on our docent program. History Center Larry Woods leading a tour in the #Pixburgh exhibit. In 2017, docents at the Heinz History Center collectively logged 2,147 volunteer hours. As Audience Engagement Coordinator, I have the privilege of…

Volunteer Spotlight: Jack Sheehan

I’m genetically predisposed to be a docent because of my Irish background. I just love to tell stories to people about these things and get them excited about this region’s incredible history. – Jack Sheehan, volunteer docent Jack Sheehan, History Center and Fort Pitt Museum docent, showing a school tour the Fort Pitt diorama. Jack…