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August 14, 2019

Pull Up A Chair at the History Center

Pittsburgh, known for its many bridges, spirited sports fans, and friendly citizens, wants you to know just how welcomed you are here. There's a common love for all things Pittsburgh at the History Center, so when our friends at VisitPITTSBURGH launched their new "Pull Up a Chair" campaign, we decided it’s the perfect time to share some of our favorite Pittsburgh chairs on display in the museum.

February 11, 2019

Apollo on Earth (and in Outer Space)

One might wonder about the connection between the Apollo space program and the town of Apollo, Pa. The simple answer is just the name, but this small town made sure to make the most of that connection.

February 6, 2019

Pittsburgh and the Moon

A commitment to innovation and a willingness to fund new ideas has made Western Pennsylvania a center for innovation. Regional industries supplied settlers going West, armed the Union Army and the Allies of WWII, and left their marks on the built landscape of the nation. Individual and corporate leaders encouraged research and development that fed future technological development. From the Wright brothers to the Apollo mission, new ideas from this region played a crucial role in the country’s technological advancement.