Date & Time
Saturday, Apr. 27, 2024
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ticketing $10 Members
$15 Non-members
Advance registration required

Join the Fort Pitt Museum to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Yellow Creek Massacre.

During this thought-provoking seminar, author and historian Glenn Williams and Fort Pitt Museum staff will discuss the history of the Yellow Creek Massacre, a premeditated murder of approximately a dozen Iroquois people along the Ohio River, roughly 40 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. It was carried out by about 30 local malcontents on April 30, 1774, and led by a young frontiersman named Daniel Greathouse. Known today as the Yellow Creek Massacre, it ranks as one of the most brutal atrocities committed regionally against American Indians.

This seminar will commemorate the tragic event and explore its history with special presenters, including:

  • Glenn Williams, author and historian
  • Shideezhi Emarthla, educator at the Fort Pitt Museum and member of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation
  • Alan Gutchess, director of the Fort Pitt Museum


Please register in advance online for this in-person seminar. Tickets are $10 for Heinz History Center members and $15 for non-members. Admission to the Fort Pitt Museum is included with conference registration.