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Have Fun but Remember the War: Halloween during World War II

  With the History Center’s traveling exhibit “We Can Do It: WWII” returning to Barensfeld Gallery, it seemed a good time to celebrate the upcoming Halloween holiday by looking back on how this haunting season was experienced during World War II. In fact, Halloween in the war years laid the groundwork for what the holiday became during the Baby Boom.  Pranks Discouraged  Excerpt from the Halloween pledge…

Five Spooky Artifacts Perfect for Halloween

  It’s Halloween, and there is no better day to share some of the History Center’s spookiest artifacts. Gaines Funeral Home hearse, Cadillac, 1941. Partial gift of Barbara and Frank Stagno. Gaines Funeral Home was founded by George W. Gaines in Homestead, Pa. in 1919. The funeral home moved to various locations in Pittsburgh until…