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March 20, 2019

The Steel Woman of the Steel City: Catherine Baker Knoll

Four seemingly dissimilar objects actually tell the rich and complex story of an iconic Pennsylvania woman. A blue overcoat, a green inaugural gown, a black and gold Pittsburgh Steelers boa, and a leather motorcycle jacket unveil the strength and sincerity found in the multifaceted life of the late Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll.

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March 8, 2019

Inspiring Women in Pittsburgh History

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we asked Heinz History Center curators and archivists about the women in Pittsburgh history they admire most.

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February 13, 2019

Congressman James Fulton: Strong on Space

Pittsburgh doesn’t seem to be an obvious place to be home to one of the most vocal Congressional boosters of American space research. The region was home to Dormont’s long-time congressman James G. Fulton, an ardent advocate for space. Fulton used his position in Congress to bring the space race to Western Pennsylvania, spending the latter half of his 25-year career trying to generate high-tech jobs related to the space program.

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