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June 23, 2022

Gustav’s Dream: Local Brewer Finds New Opportunity Post-Prohibition

The Heinz History Center’s newest exhibition, Pittsburgh’s John Kane: The Life & Art of an American Workman, explores the story of a man who found artistic success late in life. But what if you had a career that you enjoyed since you were young, and it was taken from you? How would you feel if […]

April 28, 2020

All-Out for Victory Gardens!

Confronting shelter-in-place rules and economic uncertainty at a time when visiting the grocery store is a scary proposition, Americans are turning again to home gardens. As seeds and garden supplies fly off virtual store shelves, we recall the “Victory Gardens” of World War I and World War II. How do the experiences of those events compare with our current situation?

July 10, 2018

Camp Horne – The Perfect Summer Retreat

Camp Horne was the dream of Albert H. Burchfield, a manager at the Joseph Horne department store and son of one of its founders. In 1907, he and fellow employees began raising funds to set up a summer camp where “juniors” - teenagers who worked as errand boys and package wrappers - could spend a week away from the smoky city camping in the outdoors completely free of charge.