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June 27, 2019

The Fort Pitt Museum Celebrates 50 Years (Part 2)

In 1971, the state-chartered, volunteer Fort Pitt Museum Associates was formed to operate the Fort Pitt Museum’s gift store, organize public lecture programs, sponsor the changing exhibits, and host the annual Forbes Medal Award, which honored contributors to the promotion of Western Pennsylvania history and art.

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June 25, 2019

The Fort Pitt Museum Celebrates 50 Years (Part 1)

Fifty years ago, on June 30, 1969, the Fort Pitt Museum was formally dedicated and opened to the public, but the idea to honor the historic Forks of the Ohio River goes back much further.

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May 8, 2019

Diseases Affecting 18th-Century Soldiers at Fort Pitt

For any soldier stationed in or around Fort Pitt during the 18th-century, sickness was often inevitable during his enlistment. Communicable illnesses affecting the soldiers were common occurrences. The following are some of the most common ailments suffered by Fort Pitt soldiers.

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