Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
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.

August 26, 2015

Becoming History Detectives

For 27 days this summer, rising fifth and sixth graders from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Summer Dreamers Academy explored the History Center’s exhibitions and collections with one goal in mind: to become history detectives.