Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
May 13, 2020

Pittsburgh’s Fight Against Tuberculosis

As the world grapples with COVID-19, health officials are stressing the need for social distancing, contact tracing, and mass testing to curb the spread of the disease. Archival records from the Tuberculosis League of Pittsburgh, today known as Breathe Pennsylvania, shed light on how healthcare workers employed similar strategies to fight an earlier pandemic that swept across the world.

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May 12, 2020

A Message from Andy Masich

I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to the resilient people of our region (and beyond) for your unwavering support of the Senator John Heinz History Center and our family of museums.

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May 12, 2020

Nicholas Cresswell’s Journey on the Ohio in 1775

The years after the French and Indian War saw large numbers of Euro-American settlers pouring west over the Appalachian Mountains, steadily encroaching on American Indian lands as they defied the mountainous border meant to contain them.

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May 11, 2020

Events Spotlight: Wedding Postponement in the Midst of COVID-19

Postponing a wedding is a daunting task that most couples never have to do. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a scenario many couples are facing. Today, we would like to share the story of one of our postponed couples, Jess and Zack, who are looking forward to their new wedding date at the Heinz History Center in August!

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May 8, 2020

Victory Half Won: Remembering V-E Day 75 Years Later

Victory in Europe Day, or V-E Day, marked a moment of profound joy and relief in Pittsburgh and the nation. But those feelings were tempered by the realization that the war was not yet won, and perhaps worse was on the horizon.

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