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December 14, 2016

Nativity Scenes From Around the World

Learn about two traditional nativity scenes from around the world on display at the History Center, including an Italian American presepio and a Polish szopka.

December 6, 2016

Awaiting the Arrival of Old St. Nick

For Pittsburghers of Christian European descent, especially German, Dec. 6 was a special day each year. Children awoke to find their shoes or stockings filled with fruits, nuts, chocolate coins, and other treats, a gift from Saint Nicholas in honor of his feast day.

October 26, 2016

Whoooo Will You Be on Halloween?: The Changing Face of America’s Spookiest Holiday

Crisp air, fall leaves, and pumpkins everywhere? Halloween must be right around the corner. Dig a little deeper into the history of America's spookiest holiday in Western Pennsylvania.