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See the Jeep as a Lady

  While guys loved the military jeep they drove in the service, the versatile army workhorse was not practical as a family car. Created of necessity on the eve of…

Spotlight on the Sherman

Tank owner John Tippins and History Center President and CEO Andy Masich with the Sherman tank on display outside the History Center. Photo by Rachellynn Schoen. Pittsburgh’s contributions to World…

A History of Curtiss-Wright During WWII

The completed display in the We Can Do It! WWII exhibit. The propeller is a SB2C Helldiver dive bomber made by the Curtiss-Wright propeller division, Beaver, Pa., c. 1943. L2015.44.1.…

First Frontier Mechanized Cavalry

The key members of the American Bantam Car Company pose with the first jeep prototype outside of the Butler factory, September 21, 1940. Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution. No…

Transportation Through Time

Western Pennsylvania’s Trails to Trains The new Trails to Trains exhibit at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village transports visitors through time, exploring the evolution of transportation in Southwestern Pennsylvania using…