Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
July 2, 2019

Artist Robert Griffing

While exploring the Fort Pitt Museum, many visitors instantly recognize the artwork of Robert Griffing. Utilized for exhibit murals, videos, brochures, and souvenir postcards, Griffing’s art in the museum accomplishes his goals of inspiring and engaging others in 18th-century frontier history.

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June 27, 2019

The Fort Pitt Museum Celebrates 50 Years (Part 2)

In 1971, the state-chartered, volunteer Fort Pitt Museum Associates was formed to operate the Fort Pitt Museum’s gift store, organize public lecture programs, sponsor the changing exhibits, and host the annual Forbes Medal Award, which honored contributors to the promotion of Western Pennsylvania history and art.

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June 25, 2019

The Fort Pitt Museum Celebrates 50 Years (Part 1)

Fifty years ago, on June 30, 1969, the Fort Pitt Museum was formally dedicated and opened to the public, but the idea to honor the historic Forks of the Ohio River goes back much further.

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June 12, 2019

Top Spots for Kids at the Heinz History Center

School is over and the kids are home for the summer. There’s no better way to entertain them than by stopping by the Heinz History Center for a day of history-filled fun. Enjoy a day at the History Center with these top spots for kids at the museum.

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May 8, 2019

Diseases Affecting 18th-Century Soldiers at Fort Pitt

For any soldier stationed in or around Fort Pitt during the 18th-century, sickness was often inevitable during his enlistment. Communicable illnesses affecting the soldiers were common occurrences. The following are some of the most common ailments suffered by Fort Pitt soldiers.

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