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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.

July 2, 2019

Artist Robert Griffing

While exploring the Fort Pitt Museum, many visitors instantly recognize the artwork of Robert Griffing. Utilized for exhibit murals, videos, brochures, and souvenir postcards, Griffing’s art in the museum accomplishes his goals of inspiring and engaging others in 18th-century frontier history.