Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
February 16, 2020

5 Surprising Pittsburgh Innovations

Pittsburgh is a city that prides itself on its esteemed tradition of innovation. For more than 250 years, the people of this region have found new ways to solve problems and make life a little sweeter for their neighbors. From sports and entertainment to healthcare and technology, Pittsburghers continually innovate for a better tomorrow. Read on to discover five surprising innovations with Pittsburgh roots.

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January 22, 2020

Exploring the Kennywood Park Collection

The Heinz History Center’s Detre Library & Archives is excited to be working on a grant from the National Endowment of Humanities for the processing and partial digitization of the archives of Pittsburgh’s iconic Kennywood Park.

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January 15, 2020

Hats Off! Celebrating Headwear on National Hat Day

Hang onto your hats – National Hat Day is Jan. 15! The Heinz History Center has more than 600 pieces of headwear in its collection, including hats, helmets, veils, bonnets, garrison caps, religious headwear, and more.

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January 6, 2020

Meadowcroft’s Winter Work

Although the winter closure is due to the outdoor nature of our museum, the respite gives three of our departments (Maintenance and Facilities, Visitor Services, and Education) an opportunity to tackle larger projects that can’t be done during the hustle and bustle of our regular season.

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December 27, 2019

Exploring Holiday Culinary Identity, an Intern’s Story

This post recounts the experience of a History Center curatorial intern as he discovered the meaning of his own cultural heritage through his assistance with the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibition.

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