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March 20, 2019

The Steel Woman of the Steel City: Catherine Baker Knoll

Four seemingly dissimilar objects actually tell the rich and complex story of an iconic Pennsylvania woman. A blue overcoat, a green inaugural gown, a black and gold Pittsburgh Steelers boa, and a leather motorcycle jacket unveil the strength and sincerity found in the multifaceted life of the late Lieutenant Governor Catherine Baker Knoll.

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March 13, 2019

Lord Dunmore’s War

What is Lord Dunmore’s War? It’s the war everyone would know if there had not been an American Revolution. Occurring at the same time as the Intolerable Acts and the First Continental Congress, Lord Dunmore’s War is an event thrown into obscurity. Lasting barely 10 months, the war centered around land disputes and ended with the further cession of American Indian lands.

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February 13, 2019

Congressman James Fulton: Strong on Space

Pittsburgh doesn’t seem to be an obvious place to be home to one of the most vocal Congressional boosters of American space research. The region was home to Dormont’s long-time congressman James G. Fulton, an ardent advocate for space. Fulton used his position in Congress to bring the space race to Western Pennsylvania, spending the latter half of his 25-year career trying to generate high-tech jobs related to the space program.

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