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December 3, 2018

West and South from Philadelphia: Early American Powder Horns Made by Horners, Combmakers, & Turners

Today, the rich legacy of powder horns, which make up the vast majority of those produced from Pennsylvania and points south during the 18th and early 19th centuries, has been preserved by a handful of collectors and scholars.

November 25, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Birthday Pittsburgh!

On Nov. 25, 1758, the British and provincial army led by Gen. John Forbes arrived at the Forks of the Ohio River. The French, anticipating their arrival and aware of the superiority of the British force, had detonated their stock of gunpowder and abandoned Fort Duquesne the day before. “Without stroke of sword,” Forbes' army took control of the smoldering ruins and the critical land at the Point for Great Britain.

October 18, 2018

Fascinating Facts for Fort Pitt’s 50th

The Fort Pitt Museum will celebrate its 50th year in 2019. Enjoy five fascinating Fort Pitt facts as we count down the days until our 50th year.