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July 24, 2018

Women at Fort Pitt During the French & Indian War

Women consisted of a quarter of the population living outside the walls of Fort Pitt in the early 1760s. Two Pittsburgh censuses exist from that time: the first from July 1760 and another from April 1761. These two include the majority of identified women living in the vicinity at the time, with additional women found through the use of store ledgers, the papers of Colonel Henry Bouquet, and private journals. Currently, the list sits at slightly over 100 identified women at Fort Pitt in its first few years of existence.

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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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