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December 12, 2018

A Few of our Curators’ Favorite Things

We put the question out to the History Center’s curators and archivists: What are your favorite things at the History Center? Which artifacts have captured your interest? What stories do you love to tell? Just in time for the holiday season, we hope you enjoy this look at a few of our curators’ favorite things.

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December 10, 2018

From Westinghouse to Disney: Exploring Pittsburgh Robotics Past and Present

From steel mills to steel robots, Pittsburgh is no stranger to industry. The city’s long history of technological innovation dates back to its early days as America’s steel capital. Today, Pittsburgh is considered a major technology hub and is home to prime tech companies such as Google, Uber, and Intel. Throughout Pittsburgh’s technological journey, robotics has been a continued source of fascination and exploration.

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November 25, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Birthday Pittsburgh!

On Nov. 25, 1758, the British and provincial army led by Gen. John Forbes arrived at the Forks of the Ohio River. The French, anticipating their arrival and aware of the superiority of the British force, had detonated their stock of gunpowder and abandoned Fort Duquesne the day before. “Without stroke of sword,” Forbes' army took control of the smoldering ruins and the critical land at the Point for Great Britain.

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