Legacies of Innovation

Pittsburgh has been home to many innovators and change agents who have influenced fields like science, journalism, and civil rights to make the world a better place. Explore the stories of these influential people and their innovations, such as George Westinghouse and the air brake, Rachel Carson and environmentalism, Heinz and pure foods, and more.

Exhibits explored may include Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, Glass: Shattering Notions, From Slavery to Freedom, and Heinz.

Grades: Adaptable for grades 2 – 12
Time: 1.5 hours
Attendance: 1 – 4 classes require a minimum 2-hour visit. 5 – 6 classes require a minimum 3.5-hour visit.
Cost: $7 per student

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Beyond AdversityLegacies of InnovationMany Faces, One CityPittsburgh’s PastimesHistory HighlightsHistory Center Self-Guided TourHistory Center and Fort Pitt Museum Tour


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