Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
November 13, 2018

No Soldier Left Behind: Carl’s Story

Noretta Willig tells her uncle Carl’s WWI story in the Winter 2017-18 issue of Western Pennsylvania History. Read an excerpt here on the History Center's blog.

November 12, 2018

Book Reviews: Fall 2018

In addition to the book reviews available in the Fall 2018 issue of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, we also feature additional exclusive online book reviews. The book reviewed here is "Marketing the Moon: The Selling of the Apollo Lunar Program," by David Meerman Scott and Richard Jurek.

November 9, 2018

How English Spelling Defeated Andrew Carnegie

It is a little-known fact that Andrew Carnegie, Pittsburgh’s industry tycoon, was a champion of simplifying English spelling.

November 7, 2018

Q&A with Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

Ruth E. Carter was the first African American costume designer to be nominated for an Oscar in 1992 for her work on “Malcolm X.” She has received Emmy and Academy Award nominations and is the creative force behind the visually stunning fashions in Marvel Studios’ 2018 blockbuster “Black Panther.” We caught up with Carter during a recent visit to the History Center to discuss her work and the African American history she’s brought to life throughout her three-decade career.

October 24, 2018

George Romero’s Undying Legacy

The Monroeville Mall footbridge holds a special place in the hearts of George A. Romero fans. Of the many Romero sites and props that remain in Southwestern Pa., the bridge is sacred.