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November 26, 2019

Fort Pitt Museum Shop Holiday Gift Guide 2019

To help both the eager and the more nonchalant shoppers prepare for the upcoming barrage of sales and spending, the Fort Pitt Museum has come up with a list of five unique items that are conveniently available for purchase at the Fort Pitt Museum gift shop this holiday season.

October 31, 2019

The G. Biler / Fort Duquesne Powder Horn

Recently, the Heinz History Center, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), and the Friends of the Fort Pitt Museum joined forces to bring a key part of the story—and one of the first objects made in Pittsburgh—home. The object, a carved powder horn, features an extremely rare depiction of Fort Duquesne, the French fort at the Point that eluded the British for four long years during the French and Indian War. Its full significance, however, became apparent soon after it was acquired.

August 28, 2019

Meet Fort Pitt Museum Volunteer Marti Donovan

The Fort Pitt Museum and its army of dedicated volunteers are dedicated to providing visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred in Western Pennsylvania.