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September 23, 2016

Bound by Tradition: Prisoner Restraints in the Captive Experience

Take a closer look at the experience of Indian captives in the 18th century in the Ohio River valley, in particular with how captives were restrained.

July 8, 2016

The Sole Surviving Colonel – Thomas Dunbar

Col. Thomas Dunbar was a career soldier who rose through the ranks and was appointed commander of the 48th Regiment of Foot in 1748. On Jan. 13, 1755, he boarded one of six Royal Navy warships escorting Gen. Braddock to North America to remove the French from the Ohio River Valley.

June 24, 2016

Hurricane Agnes and the Fort Pitt Museum

By 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 1972, a flood caused by tropical storm Agnes had reached its 35.8-foot crest in Pittsburgh. Fort Pitt Museum records indicate that when Agnes struck the Point, 45 inches of floodwater inundated the building.