Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
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.

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.

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.

September 4, 2015

A Short History of Five Paintings: The Forbes Expedition by Nat Youngblood

The Fort Pitt Museum takes a look at five paintings by local Pittsburgh artist Nat Youngblood and how the museum acquired them.

August 31, 2015

The Vultures of Meadowcroft

Let’s be honest. Do you have a positive response when you hear the word vulture? Among the nearly 10,000 species of living birds, vultures may have the biggest need for a good public relations campaign. But bear with me, they are actually a fascinating creature, designed for the very specific and very important task of waste disposal. Learn more about the turkey vultures at Meadowcroft.