Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
November 25, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Birthday Pittsburgh!

On Nov. 25, 1758, the British and provincial army led by Gen. John Forbes arrived at the Forks of the Ohio River. The French, anticipating their arrival and aware of the superiority of the British force, had detonated their stock of gunpowder and abandoned Fort Duquesne the day before. “Without stroke of sword,” Forbes' army took control of the smoldering ruins and the critical land at the Point for Great Britain.

November 21, 2018

Gobbling Up Thanksgiving with Pittsburgh Flare

Thanksgiving Day is a time for celebrating with friends and family, but it’s also a national holiday where Americans can feast on delicious food. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and the ever-present apple and pumpkin pies adorn tables across the nation. However, it is the quintessential turkey that is synonymous with the yearly meal, often residing at the center of dinner tables. To commemorate the holiday, a Westmoreland County glassware company produced a serving bowl in the shape of the iconic fowl.

November 20, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: All Things Pittsburgh

The History Center Museum Shop is your one-stop shop for uniquely Pittsburgh gifts this holiday season. Featuring timeless classics and quirky gifts, there’s something for everyone on your list.

November 19, 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Destination Moon

The History Center Museum Shop is your destination for out of this world holiday gifts this season. This year, the Shop is featuring new, space-themed gifts in honor of the Smithsonian’s Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission exhibition. We’ve got something for all the space buffs on your list!

November 14, 2018

Lloyd Gibson’s WWI Paper Trail

Lloyd Camden Gibson was a writer of letters, a seeker of adventure, and a collector of souvenirs.