Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
August 12, 2015

An American in China: Sgt. Bus Means

Some artifacts featured in the We Can Do It! WWII exhibition remind us that the war’s end did not mean an immediate trip home for every soldier. Some Allies eventually found themselves on opposite sides of the Cold War.

August 6, 2015

A Closer Look: An 18th Century Cannon

Take a closer look at the ornate detailing on an 18th century cannon with Living History Coordinator Justin Meinert.

August 5, 2015

From Stands to Stadium: Josh Gibson

A plaque in the National Baseball Hall of Fame credits Negro League slugger Josh Gibson with “almost 800 home runs,” earning him his popular nickname the “Black Babe Ruth.” Considered the greatest slugger in Negro League history, perhaps it is more fulfilling to call Babe Ruth the “White Josh Gibson.”

August 3, 2015

Book Reviews: Summer 2015

In addition to the book reviews available in the Summer 2015 issue of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, we also feature additional exclusive online book reviews. Books reviewed include "Pittsburgh’s Mansions," by Melanie Linn Gutowski, and "Those Who Fought: Allegheny County, Pa., and the Gettysburg Campaign," by Arthur B. Fox.

July 31, 2015

Quiz: Which Pittsburgh historical figure are you?

Take this quiz to find out which Pittsburgh historical figure you are. Share your results with your friends and see who they are too!