Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
February 1, 2019

5 Can’t-Miss Artifacts at Fort Pitt

Looking for an escape from the cold this winter? Venture through Point State Park to the Fort Pitt Museum for a walk through Pittsburgh history in two floors and 12,000 square feet of exhibits. There’s a lot to see, so we picked the top five artifacts you can’t miss on your next visit to the museum.

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January 25, 2019

5 Questions with Interpreter Lisa Maust

Interpreter Lisa Maust took some time to share how her passion for learning and her love of the outdoors come together in her role at Meadowcroft.

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January 16, 2019

Wintering in the Ohio Country with James Smith

James Smith’s Indian captivity narrative is a great look into life in the Ohio country in the 1750s. A large portion of his stories revolve around the several winters he lived among his adoptive family. Although where he stayed each winter differs, it echoes other descriptions of life among American Indians in the Ohio country.

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January 2, 2019

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

One day a month during the spring and fall of 2018, local homeschool students in fourth through sixth grades participated in classes focused on the history and environment of the Forks of the Ohio River.

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December 27, 2018

5 Questions with… Interpreter Sarah Kizina

Sarah Kizina works as an interpreter at Meadowcroft, where she appreciates the chance to help visitors experience history outside of the traditional classroom setting. Interpreters like Kizina help history come to life, allowing for a deeper understanding of history through first-person perspectives.

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