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June 8, 2020

From the Author: New Italian American Collection Book

Thirty years ago, the Senator John Heinz History Center embarked on a mission to preserve and interpret the history of Italian migrants that settled in Western Pennsylvania.

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May 12, 2020

Nicholas Cresswell’s Journey on the Ohio in 1775

The years after the French and Indian War saw large numbers of Euro-American settlers pouring west over the Appalachian Mountains, steadily encroaching on American Indian lands as they defied the mountainous border meant to contain them.

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May 3, 2020

Bells Across Pennsylvania Day

The Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association is encouraging all residents and houses of worship to ring bells for three minutes at 7 p.m. on May 3, 2020, to recognize those on the frontlines battling COVID-19, to show solidarity with elected officials and governments in this effort, and to demonstrate resolve that we will prevail in this challenge. This effort draws on a long history of using bells to communicate across distances and to mark important events or times.

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