History Uncorked: Night at the Museum

Pittsburgh’s premier party for young professionals is back!

The Heinz History Center’s 23rd Annual History Uncorked, presented by BNY Mellon, will return on Friday, June 25, 2021.

This year, the History Center invites you to spend a “Night at the Museum” either in-person or at home, with three exciting experiences to choose from: an Uncorked To-Go option, a Scavenger Hunt with your squad throughout the museum’s six floors of exhibitions, or a glam VIP Party like no other in town with drinks, tasty treats, live music and (socially distanced) dancing! Click here to learn more about ticket options.

Purchasing a History Uncorked: Night at the Museum ticket at any level makes a BIG difference in investing in our future to make history now! Thank you for your continued support of the History Center!

Admission & Tickets

Tickets are on sale now. Click here to learn more about ticket options.

Limited availability. Once purchased, tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21 years old to purchase. Must show proof of ID upon arrival for entry/pick-up. Ticket sales will close at 11 p.m. on June 24, 2021. 

Throughout the pandemic, the History Center has required all visitors and staff to wear masks while within the building, and will continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, along with local and state health officials, as policies are updated. Please visit our Health & Safety page to learn more about the latest Health & Safety policies at the museum.

History Uncorked Ticket Options

1. Uncorked To-Go (at home)

To-Go Cost: $40

Get Uncorked from the comfort of home! With this option, you will stop by the History Center at an assigned pick-up time to grab your Uncorked To-Go Package so you and your friends can enjoy the best of History Uncorked anywhere, anytime.

Includes:

Two tickets good for admission to the History Center’s family of four museums in 2021
Two drinks courtesy of Penn Brewery and Lawrenceville Distilling Company
Chocolate-covered pretzel from Sarris Candies
Tasty treats from Common Plea Catering
Custom drinking glass from the History Center Museum Gift Shop
A playlist curated by DJ Bamboo just for History Uncorked attendees
Exclusive access to the American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith virtual exhibit
Exclusive access to bidding on fabulous Silent Auction to support the work of the Heinz History Center

Buy To-Go Tickets

2. Scavenger Hunt (hybrid)

Scavenger Hunt Cost: $65 per person (squads can be groups of up to 2, 4, 6, or 8 people)
Scavenger Hunt Time: Staggered start times between 6-8 p.m. (Please note: No food or alcoholic beverages will be served on-site at this ticket level. Time slots available between 6-8 p.m. Limited availability on a first-come, first-serve basis. Must be 21.)

Secure your squad and explore the museum! For this option, you and your squad will download and use the GooseChase app to embark on a customized, museum-wide scavenger hunt for the chance to win exciting prizes. After your hour-long adventure through six floors of award-winning exhibits, you will pick up your Uncorked To-Go Package so you can continue the party at home.

Winning teams will be notified after the event, and prizes will be arranged via email.

Includes:

Scavenger Hunt competition with self-selected squads at the History Center
Exclusive access to Silent Auction to support the work of the Heinz History Center
One Uncorked To-Go Package per person, including:

Two tickets good for admission to the History Center’s family of four museums in 2021
Two drinks courtesy of Penn Brewery and Lawrenceville Distilling Company
Chocolate-covered pretzel from Sarris Candies
Tasty treats from Common Plea Catering
Custom drinking glass from the History Center Museum Gift Shop
A playlist curated by DJ Bamboo just for History Uncorked attendees

Buy Scavenger Hunt Tickets

3. VIP Party (in-person) – SOLD OUT

VIP Party Cost: $100 per person (pods can be purchased for groups of up to 6, 8, or 10 people)
VIP Party Time: 8-11 p.m.

VIP partygoers will enjoy an unforgettable night at the museum like no other in town! For this fully in-person option, your self-selected party pod of up to 6, 8, or 10 can party the night away at the History Center. Each pod will have its own socially distanced lounge space to enjoy delicious food and drinks, live music from Pittsburgh’s iconic DJ Bamboo, and unlimited appetizers throughout the night.

VIP partygoers will have exclusive access to the entire museum! Party with your pod in style, bid on fabulous Silent Auction items, explore six floors of exhibits, and enjoy an Instagram-worthy summer sunset and city views from our outdoor deck!

Includes:

Exclusive admission to the entire museum from 8-11 p.m. along with your self-selected VIP Party Pod
Photobooth
Special showing of “Night at the Museum”
Personal VIP Lounge for your Party Pod
Early access to bidding on Uncorked Silent Auction items to support the work of the Heinz History Center
Live music from DJ Bamboo
Unlimited appetizers
Two complimentary drinks, courtesy of Penn Brewery Beer, Wigle Whiskey, Market Street Grocery
Cash bar
One-year History Center Green Membership

SOLD OUT

Interested in supporting Pittsburgh’s #1 Party for Young Professionals?

Please contact Angela Gaitaniella at amgaitaniella@heinzhistorycenter.org or 412-454-6405 for sponsorship information. 

History Uncorked is an annual fundraising event and proceeds support the educational programs and services of the Heinz History Center.

Presenting Sponsor

2021 BNY Mellon Logo

Platinum Sponsors

UPMC & UPMC Health Plan
Lamar

Federated Hermes

Gold Sponsor

Reed Smith Logo

Silver Sponsors

Giant Eagle                             Pittsburgh PiratesArgo AI

Bronze Sponsors

Sitko Bruno

VIP Cocktail Sponsor

Wigle Whiskey

VIP Wine Sponsor

Market St. Grocery Logo

Cocktail Sponsor

Lawrenceville Distilling Logo

Beer Sponsor

Penn Brewery

Party Favor Sponsor

 

Sarris Candies

Promotional Sponsors

Yelp Logo Creatives Drink Logo

History Uncorked Committee

Serving as this year’s History Uncorked committee chair is Natalie Bencivenga, a socially conscious journalist using her platforms to inspire, educate, and activate our communities to create a more just and equitable world

Thanks to the 2021 History Uncorked Committee

Denise Bortolotti Abbott
Tyler Abbott
Cody Baker
Christy Clementi
Nicole Cerilli
Courtney Davenport
Chancelor Humphrey
Emily Lambert
Teresa Leatherow
Elise Michaux
Chris Preksta
Heather Tomko

Natalie Bencivenga

Fourth at the Fort

Add to Calendar07/04/2021 1:00 PM07/04/2021 05:00 PMAmerica/New_YorkFourth at the FortJoin the Fort Pitt Museum, boy scouts, and local veterans to help officially kick off the Fourth of July holiday by raising a 36-foot American flag in Point State Park, beginning at 1 p.m.Fort Pitt MuseumFort Pitt MuseumfalseMM/DD/YYYY

Join the Fort Pitt Museum, boy scouts, and local veterans to help kick off the Fourth of July holiday by raising a 36-foot American flag in Point State Park, beginning at 1 p.m. 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.

Watch museum staff symbolically lower a British ensign and help raise a 36-foot, 13-star Garrison flag, one of several early patterns that may have flown over Fort Pitt during the American Revolution. The ceremony will conclude with the singing of the National Anthem.

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

Throw tomahawks, learn about Fort Pitt and Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution, and see costumed interpreters reenact 18th-century life at Fort Pitt.

This event is supported by Fort Pitt Capital Group.

The ceremony and living history programming are free and open to the public. The Tomahawk Toss is $5 for five minutes of throwing.

As part of the event, all veterans will receive free admission to the Fort Pitt Museum on Sunday, July 4.

The Fort Pitt Museum thanks the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for the use of the Fort Pitt Block House grounds and for its care, promotion, and historic interpretation of Block House history.