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August 19, 2019

The Food of Fallingwater: A Look at the Elsie Henderson Papers and Photographs

To see Elsie Henderson’s accomplishments and to listen to her recount her experiences as an untrained cook working for those who many consider to be American royalty is to glance into an evolving society over the span of a century through archival material.

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November 7, 2018

Q&A with Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

Ruth E. Carter was the first African American costume designer to be nominated for an Oscar in 1992 for her work on “Malcolm X.” She has received Emmy and Academy Award nominations and is the creative force behind the visually stunning fashions in Marvel Studios’ 2018 blockbuster “Black Panther.” We caught up with Carter during a recent visit to the History Center to discuss her work and the African American history she’s brought to life throughout her three-decade career.

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February 21, 2018

The James A. Dorsey Story

For many people, time off from work or school is an opportunity to engage in physical activity, whether it's hunting and fishing, enjoying swings on a playground, or a pick-up game with friends. Pittsburgher James A. Dorsey had a passion for sports and recreational activities as well, and he devoted his life to sharing that love with others.

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