Date & Time
Tuesday, Jul. 4, 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location Heinz History Center 1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh PA, 15222
Ticketing Included with museum admission

Join us on the Fourth of July to learn about civic engagement in Pittsburgh.

Reflect upon the civic legacy of the City of Pittsburgh and find objects in the museum relating to civics and democracy on Tuesday, July 4 at the History Center.

Throughout U.S. history, campaign buttons have been to advertise for or against another candidate, political party, or issue. Examine past campaign buttons in the History Center’s collection and design your own button inspired by your vision for democracy.

Continue your Independence Day at the museum with a visit to the fifth floor Barensfeld Gallery to see the new Wars of Empire and Liberty exhibition, which offers a fresh look at two epic conflicts – the French & Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Featuring the revolutionary art of Don Troiani, the exhibit focuses on the struggle for American independence and chronicles a diverse cast of characters swept up by the Revolution.


Pittsburgh: A Civic Legacy is an all-day activity for History Center visitors on July 4. To purchase advance tickets, please click here.