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May 6, 2021

Celebrating National Nurses Week

In celebration of National Nurses Week, here are a few pieces in the History Center collections that remind us of the legacy of care created by nurses in Western Pennsylvania.

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March 19, 2021

Meet Winnie the Welder

Today “Rosie the Riveter” symbolizes all American women who worked in the nation’s defense industries during World War II. Congress confirmed this when the Senate passed a bill authorizing the Rosie the Riveter Congressional Gold Medal at the end of 2020.

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March 3, 2021

The Rise and Fall of Pittsburgh’s Diamond Market

From 1915 until it was demolished in 1961, Diamond Market shaped the life of one of Pittsburgh’s oldest public spaces. The market hosted poultry shows and boxing matches, a roller-skating rink, and for a while, the Traffic Division of the Pittsburgh Police Department.

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