Making History: the Heinz History Center Blog
April 15, 2015

150 Years Ago: Lincoln’s Assassination

Letters from the Detre Library & Archives provide a glimpse into momentous local and national events as they unfolded, such as President Abraham Lincoln's assassination 150 years ago.

April 13, 2015

A Year in Black and White

Learn about conservation and care of your black and white photographs with these tips from the History Center's Museum Conservation Center.

April 8, 2015

Mildred Martin Allen and the Hill District’s Satellites Softball Team

Learn about Mildred Allen and the Hill District's Satellites softball team. In 1970, the team was sponsored by the United Black Front, a cultural nationalist organization involved with progressive community activities that included economic development and civil rights.

April 6, 2015

Book Reviews: Spring 2015

In addition to the book reviews available in the Summer 2014 issue of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine, we also feature additional exclusive online book reviews. Books reviewed include "The C&O Canal Companion: A Journey through Potomac History," by Mike High, and "Mellon Square: Discovering a Modern Masterpiece," by Susan M. Rademacher.

April 1, 2015

Zippo Lighters Lit the Way in World War II

The Zippo motto, "it works, or we fix it free," is a promise that the Bradford, Pa. company still stands by to this day. Learn more about Zippo and its connection to World War II.