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July 5, 2018

Q&A with Re-enactor Floyd Dierker

Re-enactors in the Fort Pitt Museum’s living history programs give visitors a glimpse into daily life at the Point 200+ years ago. We talked to re-enactor Floyd Dierker about how living history demonstrations help visitors see history in a whole new way.

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May 23, 2018

Q&A with Living Historian Elizabeth Hobbs

The Fort Pitt Museum works with talented re-enactors (also referred to as “interpreters” or “living historians”) to show visitors how men and women lived when Fort Pitt called the Forks of the Ohio home. We caught up with re-enactor Elizabeth Hobbs to get her take on bringing the 18th century to life in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh.

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February 5, 2018

Curator Q&A: Leslie Przybylek and American Spirits

Meet Leslie Przybylek, lead curator for the new American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition exhibition. Leslie has been hard at work bringing this traveling exhibit from the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia to the History Center, adding a local connection that brings to life Prohibition-era Pittsburgh. Read our interview with Leslie for her take on the new exhibit and what it is about the '20s that continues to fascinate us, nearly a century later.

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