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May 27, 2020

Lieutenant Paige Comes Home

A crowd of more than 1,000 people greeted Lieutenant Mitchell Paige, Allegheny County’s first World War II member of an elite fraternity: soldiers whose bravery in action had earned the Congressional Medal of Honor.

May 8, 2020

Victory Half Won: Remembering V-E Day 75 Years Later

Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, marked a moment of profound joy and relief in Pittsburgh and the nation. But those feelings were tempered by the realization that the war was not yet won, and perhaps worse was on the horizon.

May 6, 2020

With Mercy and Compassion – National Nurse’s Day

Chief Historian Anne Madarasz delves into the history of the Sisters of Mercy, who founded Mercy Hospital, the first hospital in Western Pennsylvania and the first Mercy hospital in the world, on this year's Nurse's Day.