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April 8, 2016

Of Bells and Fire: Artifacts Recall April 10, 1845

For a century, the Great Fire stood as the event by which Pittsburgh’s history was measured: the “before” and “after” point. Burned streets were rebuilt and businesses resumed, but memories lingered.

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January 27, 2016

The Mystery of Pittsburgh’s “Ghost Bomber”

Sixty years ago, at the height of our nation’s Cold War frenzy, an American military plane crashed into an icy Pittsburgh river, sparking one of our city’s most interesting – and enduring – unsolved mysteries.

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December 7, 2015

Eight Days of Hanukkah

The Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is here, and the Rauh Jewish History Program & Archives of the Heinz History Center has prepared eight days of treats from the archives. For each day of Hanukkah, the History Center will post a Hanukkah-themed artifact, image, or document on social media. But for a sneak preview of all eight days’ presents, read on!

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