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August 24, 2016

Raise Your Glass! Documenting Pittsburgh’s “Watering Holes”

For better or worse, Pittsburgh has traditionally been known as a “shot and a beer” kind of town. Photos of saloons and bars may not seem like “serious” history. But these are places where people gathered, debated, and celebrated: they tell us much about our city’s past.

August 10, 2016

#Pixburgh: Be a Part of History!

Have you ever wanted to be part of an exhibit at the Heinz History Center? If so, this may be your chance. In anticipation of the upcoming #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience exhibition, museum curators and researchers have been exploring the Detre Library & Archives for great historic images of Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.