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December 19, 2018

Tuning in the Holidays: Recalling Pittsburgh’s Connections to the TV Holiday Special

For kids in the 1960s and 1970s, the Christmas season didn’t really begin until a new round of holiday television specials made their appearance. December 2018 marks the anniversary of two Rankin/Bass products that are less seen today. “The Little Drummer Boy” debuted 50 years ago in 1968, a religious tale of an orphan whose dying lamb is saved when the lad plays his drum for the newborn baby Jesus. And a rarely aired cartoon from 1978, “The Stingiest Man in Town,” marks its 40th anniversary. In theme and content, both shows connected to the earliest years of the TV holiday special, a history that involved multiple Pittsburgh companies.

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December 5, 2018

5 Reasons to Visit the History Center This Holiday Season

As family and friends flock to the city this holiday season, there’s only one place to take them for a day of out of this world fun. The Heinz History Center’s interactive exhibitions, engaging programs for all ages, and special holiday treats make it the perfect stop for a uniquely Pittsburgh experience.

Need some convincing? Check out our top five reasons to visit the History Center this season.

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November 21, 2018

Gobbling Up Thanksgiving with Pittsburgh Flare

Thanksgiving Day is a time for celebrating with friends and family, but it’s also a national holiday where Americans can feast on delicious food. Stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and the ever-present apple and pumpkin pies adorn tables across the nation. However, it is the quintessential turkey that is synonymous with the yearly meal, often residing at the center of dinner tables. To commemorate the holiday, a Westmoreland County glassware company produced a serving bowl in the shape of the iconic fowl.

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