Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
August 26, 2019

How Do We Know People Used the Meadowcroft Rockshelter 19,000 Years Ago?

The Meadowcroft Rockshelter is a world-renowned archaeological site and a National Historic Landmark. It is an ideal campsite protected by a sandstone ledge high above Cross Creek. Prehistoric people camped there at least 19,000 years ago! But how do we know that?

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August 22, 2019

The Vietnam War: The Press on the Front Lines

Take a trip through The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition at the History Center to become immersed in the history and significance of one of America’s most controversial conflicts. Along with hundreds of important objects, the exhibit showcases stunning and influential photography that often swayed public opinion of the war. Here’s a look at the photographers featured in the exhibit.

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August 19, 2019

The Food of Fallingwater: A Look at the Elsie Henderson Papers and Photographs

To see Elsie Henderson’s accomplishments and to listen to her recount her experiences as an untrained cook working for those who many consider to be American royalty is to glance into an evolving society over the span of a century through archival material.

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August 16, 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Judy Sutton

Volunteers play a key role in making the History Center one of the finest cultural organizations in the U.S. By donating time and talents, volunteers assist with many facets of the organization. Over the next few months, the History Center is highlighting a few of the diverse volunteers that help our museums succeed.

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August 14, 2019

Pull Up A Chair at the History Center

Pittsburgh, known for its many bridges, spirited sports fans, and friendly citizens, wants you to know just how welcomed you are here. There's a common love for all things Pittsburgh at the History Center, so when our friends at VisitPITTSBURGH launched their new "Pull Up a Chair" campaign, we decided it’s the perfect time to share some of our favorite Pittsburgh chairs on display in the museum.

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