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May 12, 2020

A Message from Andy Masich

I’d like to express my sincere gratitude to the resilient people of our region (and beyond) for your unwavering support of the Senator John Heinz History Center and our family of museums.

April 29, 2020

Rules of Civility and Social Distancing

When George Washington was a boy, he copied into his notebook over one hundred Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. Most of these rules he copied or adapted from well-known publications. But they became his own rules of conduct for as long as he lived. A surprising number of Washington’s Rules of Civility dealt with social distancing.

December 24, 2018


Fifty years ago, on December 24, 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts peered through the small glass window of their command module hatch as they sped around the back side of the Moon. Below them was the cratered gray surface that no human had seen before.