Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
June 8, 2015

Vintage Base Ball at Meadowcroft

Many Vintage Base Ball clubs play according the rules of 1860, adopted by the National Association of Base-Ball Players in New York on March 14, 1860. This was a time before the common use of gloves, when players were referred to as “ballists” and a batter was a “striker.”

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June 5, 2015

“I had to take the fife and use it”

In the 18th century military, fifers and drummers played a pivotal role at Fort Pitt. They not only announced daily routines for the military but also indirectly served as a morale booster. A few skilled gentlemen with knowledge of 18th century fifing and drumming have formed a group to teach Fort Pitt Museum visitors about the subject this summer.

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June 3, 2015

Arthur Buchman’s Cards Home

Among the more unique forms of correspondence in the collections at the Detre Library & Archives are the prisoner of war cards sent by Lt. Arthur H. Buchman to his family in Pittsburgh during World War II.

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May 22, 2015

The Life and Myth of Simon Girty

In the decades following the American Revolution, no one was more universally hated by frontier residents than former Indian captive Simon Girty.

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May 18, 2015

Transportation Through Time

Explore the evolution of transportation in Southwestern Pennsylvania, from trails to trains and everything in between.

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