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June 5, 2015

“I had to take the fife and use it”

In the 18th century military, fifers and drummers played a pivotal role at Fort Pitt. They not only announced daily routines for the military but also indirectly served as a morale booster. A few skilled gentlemen with knowledge of 18th century fifing and drumming have formed a group to teach Fort Pitt Museum visitors about the subject this summer.

May 22, 2015

The Life and Myth of Simon Girty

In the decades following the American Revolution, no one was more universally hated by frontier residents than former Indian captive Simon Girty.

April 24, 2015

Making Massy Harbison

For the new Captured by Indians exhibition, the Fort Pitt Museum will create five new museum figures, including Massy Harbison. Go behind-the-scenes with the lifecasting process as the museum's staff brings Massy Harbison to life.