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December 22, 2020

Why Women’s History Initiatives Matter

An October post featuring Pittsburgh businesswomen garnered such great response that it deserved a follow up. These efforts remind us why celebrations like the 19th Amendment Centennial need to go forward despite pandemic challenges and why projects such as the History Center’s “Women Forging the Way” initiative and the Smithsonian’s “Because of Her Story” are crucial.

December 17, 2020

Dr. Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine

Sixty-five years ago, Dr. Jonas Salk saved countless lives around the world with the development of an effective vaccine for polio.

October 30, 2020

Pittsburgh’s Nearly Lost Gothic Tale

In mid-October 1845, as the city climbed out of the fire’s devastation, the Pittsburgh Post announced a new upcoming novel, “The Smoky City – A Tale of Crime.” Anticipated for early December release, the book would become one of Pittsburgh’s most famous “lost” works.