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July 13, 2016

The Steelworker’s Work Whistle on VE Day: Three Dots and a Dash

How did Carnegie-Illinois Steel Company, a subsidiary of U.S. Steel, prepare for the end of World War II? The Detre Library & Archives takes a look at some of the documents in the Duquesne Steel Works Records to find out.

July 12, 2016

Quiz: Which Pittsburgh innovator are you?

To celebrate the new Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibit, take this quiz to find out which Pittsburgh innovator you are.

June 24, 2016

Hurricane Agnes and the Fort Pitt Museum

By 5 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, 1972, a flood caused by tropical storm Agnes had reached its 35.8-foot crest in Pittsburgh. Fort Pitt Museum records indicate that when Agnes struck the Point, 45 inches of floodwater inundated the building.