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July 17, 2019

Rachel Carson: The Pursuit of a Better Environment

A fair share of important figures emerged from Pittsburgh’s history. One of the most courageous and influential women to come from the region is Rachel Carson, the namesake of one of Pittsburgh’s famous Three Sisters Bridges.

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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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