No matter your age, there is always something new to discover at the History Center.

The History Center is excited to offer virtual programs and museum visit experiences for learners of all ages 

A variety of engaging and meaningful educational opportunities are available throughout the year, including new virtual school programs, guided and self-guided visits to the museum, programs for preschoolers, badge days for Scouts, continuing education for teachers, an award-winning National History Day program, and much more. 

Plan your learning experience with the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh! 

For information on education opportunities specific to the Fort Pitt Museum and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, please see below.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Museum


Meadowcroft Rockshelter

Educator eNewsletter

Stay up-to-date on the latest happenings by signing up for the History Center’s monthly e-newsletters designed especially for teachers.

Our teacher e-newsletter features educator resources and inspiration, as well as upcoming student and teacher opportunities at the Heinz History Center, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, and the Fort Pitt Museum. Learn about teacher professional development opportunities, upcoming exhibitions and special events, and special student opportunities throughout the school year. The e-newsletter often features primary sources and lesson plans for teachers to use in the classroom.

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