Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
September 23, 2015

A History of Curtiss-Wright During WWII

On display in the Hall of Industry section of the We Can Do It! WWII exhibition is a propeller on loan from the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum that was made locally by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

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September 21, 2015

It’s Not Your Average Weekend

Each September, Meadowcroft steps back in time with a unique experience at the Prehistoric Indian Village for American Indian Heritage Weekend. Learn more about this weekend and what to expect.

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September 18, 2015

A “Great Base Ball Tournament”

The long-forgotten “Great Base Ball Tournament” played Sept. 18 and 19, 1865 marked the first time an out-of-town club visited the area, the first time a bleacher structure was built for fan seating locally, and likely the first time fans were charged admission to see a game.

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September 16, 2015

A Different Kind of History

The Wah Hoo, Highlander, The Piper, The Flame. What are these names? Bygone dances? Restaurants? Find out and learn more about one of the Detre Library & Archives' fascinating collections in this blog post.

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September 10, 2015

Sign of Greatness

With summer winding down and kids heading back to school, one of the great traditions of this region - Friday night high school football - is about to kick off for another year. Read about a high school football artifact from North Hills in the collection at the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum from Anne Madarasz, co-director Sports Museum.

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