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October 31, 2019

The G. Biler / Fort Duquesne Powder Horn

Recently, the Heinz History Center, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), and the Friends of the Fort Pitt Museum joined forces to bring a key part of the story—and one of the first objects made in Pittsburgh—home. The object, a carved powder horn, features an extremely rare depiction of Fort Duquesne, the French fort at the Point that eluded the British for four long years during the French and Indian War. Its full significance, however, became apparent soon after it was acquired.

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March 28, 2019

What to Do at Meadowcroft

Something we often hear from first-time visitors is that they had no idea that there was so much to do here at Meadowcroft. We are a museum that tells the story of humans using the natural resources of Cross Creek Valley for roughly 16,000 radiocarbon years (ca. 19,000 calendar years). With such an exhaustive timespan covered, of course there is plenty to do! The full Meadowcroft experience is a journey through time that presents snapshots of the major cultural changes in western Pennsylvania.

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February 1, 2019

5 Can’t-Miss Artifacts at Fort Pitt

Looking for an escape from the cold this winter? Venture through Point State Park to the Fort Pitt Museum for a walk through Pittsburgh history in two floors and 12,000 square feet of exhibits. There’s a lot to see, so we picked the top five artifacts you can’t miss on your next visit to the museum.

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