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February 26, 2020

The African American Experience in Pittsburgh, Virginia – Part 2

Research for the Fort Pitt Museum’s new exhibition involved a deep dive into the community of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania on the eve of the American Revolution.

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February 19, 2020

The African American Experience in Pittsburgh, Virginia – Part 1

Research for the Fort Pitt Museum’s new exhibition involved a deep dive into the community of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania on the eve of the American Revolution.

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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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