Fourth at the Fort

Add to Calendar07/04/2022 01:00 PM07/04/2022 04:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkFourth at the FortJoin the Fort Pitt Museum on Monday, July 4, for its annual Fourth at the Fort event in Point State Park.Fort Pitt MuseumFort Pitt MuseumfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Join the Fort Pitt Museum on Monday, July 4, for its annual Fourth at the Fort event in Point State Park. At 1 p.m., Fort Pitt Museum staff, scouts, and local veterans will help kick off the Fourth of July holiday by raising a 36-foot American flag.

The ceremony will commence in the Fort Pitt Block House yard thanks to an ongoing partnership with the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, owners of the Fort Pitt Block House – the oldest building in the region.

Following the patriotic flag raising ceremony, visitors can enjoy a family-friendly afternoon of living history demonstrations.

Admission to the Fourth at the Fort event is free, but regular admission applies to enter the Fort Pitt Museum and access its exhibitions.

Test your aim at the Fort Pitt Museum’s Tomahawk Toss on June 4 during Fourth at the Fort, starting at 1 p.m.

In 18th-century America, both American Indians and European settlers carried tomahawks to use as tools and weapons. Now, visitors to the Fort Pitt Museum can sharpen their throwing skills at the museum’s outdoor Tomahawk Toss range. Participants will get a crash course in the history of tomahawks before learning safety procedures and throwing techniques.

Cost is $5 for five minutes of throwing.

For more information, please contact the Fort Pitt Museum at fortpittinfo@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-281-9284.

This event is part of the History Center’s America 101 initiative and 2022 Civic Season. Held annually between Juneteenth and July 4th, Civic Season is a new tradition for learning and action, hosted by more than 300 cultural institutions nationwide along with the next generation shaping our nation’s future, and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and AMERICAN HERITAGE® Chocolate.  This summer, celebrate what you stand for. Get started at www.TheCivicSeason.com. 

11th Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival

Come throw out the pallino and throw down for a worthy cause!

The 11th Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival invites up to 46 sponsors to play in teams of four in a double-elimination tournament. The event will feature delicious Italian Fare by Common Plea Catering and entertainment all day long by The Aces with special guest Shari Richards, The New Pure Gold, and The Jaggerz.

Proceeds raised from this event will benefit the History Center’s Italian American Program.

Founded in 1990, the Italian American Program is dedicated to preserving the history and culture of Italian Americans in Western Pennsylvania. The Italian American collection at the History Center is one of the largest in the country and home to artifacts and archival materials that document the pivotal role Italian Americans play in shaping our region.

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For more information, please contact Briana Hornung, Special Events Coordinator, at bmhornung@heinzhistorycenter.org.

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