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2020 Holiday Gift Guide

  The History Center Museum Shop has Pittsburgh-proud gifts for everyone on your shopping list this holiday season!   Shop online or stop by the Museum Shop daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – no admission required! Plus, History Center members enjoy 10% off purchases made online or in-store.  All purchases help support the work…

It’s a Beautiful Day at the History Center

  The Heinz History Center is home to the largest collection of original items from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on public view. At the Heinz History Center, every day is a beautiful day in the neighborhood! The Smithsonian-affiliated History Center is the proud home of the largest collection of original items from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” on…

Pull Up A Chair at the History Center

  Pittsburgh, known for its many bridges, spirited sports fans, and friendly citizens, wants you to know just how welcomed you are here. There’s a common love for all things Pittsburgh at the History Center, so when our friends at VisitPITTSBURGH launched their new “Pull Up a Chair” campaign, we decided it’s the perfect time…

Look for the Helpers: Mister Rogers & Officer Clemmons

  This story will appear in the Summer 2018 issue of Western Pennsylvania History magazine, out soon. Officer Clemmons shirt and tie, c. 1990. Gift of François Clemmons. The History Center is proud to be the home of the “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” set in addition to other artifacts related to the television show, including one…

A Stamp on American Culture: Fred Rogers and Elvis Presley

  Mister Rogers postage stamp, 2018. Courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service. “What do you think about having Fred Rogers featured on a stamp?” This is the question I was recently asked by a representative from the U.S. Postal Service in advance of its new stamp featuring Fred Rogers in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary…

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?: A Portrait of Fred Rogers

  Mister Rogers changing his shoes, which he did at the start of every episode. Photo courtesy of The Fred Rogers Company. For more than 50 years, Mister Rogers’ messages of kindness, compassion, and learning have inspired audiences around the world. His television show, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” made its national debut on Feb. 19, 1968.…