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November 17, 2015

Portrait of a Frontiersman: James Smith

Of those captured by Indians in the 18th century, none was better adapted to life on the frontier than James Smith. Captured at the age of 18 while working on a Pennsylvania spur of the Braddock Road, his subsequent adoption by Kahnawake Mohawks set in motion a chain of events that would influence the rest of his life.

October 9, 2015

Constructing the French Forts of the Ohio Country

In the 18th century, the French built four forts: Presque Isle, Le Boeuf, Machault, and Duquesne. All four shared a similar design. Take a closer at each of these forts, their construction, and their positioning in the Ohio Country.

September 4, 2015

A Short History of Five Paintings: The Forbes Expedition by Nat Youngblood

The Fort Pitt Museum takes a look at five paintings by local Pittsburgh artist Nat Youngblood and how the museum acquired them.