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July 5, 2018

Q&A with Reenactor Floyd Dierker

Reenactors in the Fort Pitt Museum’s living history programs give visitors a glimpse into daily life at the Point 200+ years ago. We talked to reenactor Floyd Dierker about how living history demonstrations help visitors see history in a whole new way.

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June 14, 2018

Don’t Tread on Me: The Flag of Colonel John Proctor’s 1st Battalion of Westmoreland County, Pa.

One of the rarest objects from the American Revolution resides at the Fort Pitt Museum in historic Point State Park. We’re taking a closer look at the famous standard of Colonel John Proctor’s 1st Battalion of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, one of the first military units formed west of the Allegheny Mountains.

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May 23, 2018

Q&A with Living Historian Elizabeth Hobbs

The Fort Pitt Museum works with talented reenactors (also referred to as “interpreters” or “living historians”) to show visitors how men and women lived when Fort Pitt called the Forks of the Ohio home. We caught up with reenactor Elizabeth Hobbs to get her take on bringing the 18th century to life in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

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