To help both the eager and the more nonchalant shoppers prepare for the upcoming barrage of sales and spending, the Fort Pitt Museum has come up with a list of five unique items that are conveniently available for purchase at the Fort Pitt Museum gift shop this holiday season.
November 26, 2019
October 31, 2019
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.