Events

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: The Inventions of H.J. Heinz

10:30 am

Become a food scientists and expert marketer as we explore the H.J. Heinz Company’s global empire. Make your own ketchup and design the label that will help sell it!

Heinz History Center

Let’s Not Repeat the Past: Employment & Real Potential for People with Disabilities

9:30 am

Join us for brief talk, “From Almshouses (1705) to Today: Work Models/Options for People with Disabilities,” by Guy Caruso.

Heinz History Center

This African-American Life, an Evening with Hugh B. Price

6:00 pm

The African American Program and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh present, “This African-American Life,” an evening with Hugh B. Price, hosted by KDKA’s Lynne Hayes-Freeland.

Heinz History Center

Hometown-Homegrown

10:00 am
Presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

Calling all foodies! Get a taste of Western Pennsylvania’s finest flavors at the seventh annual Hometown-Homegrown™.

Fort Pitt Museum

Powder Horns in Early America Seminar

10:00 am

The Fort Pitt Museum invites guests to learn about the material culture of early American powder horns in a full day seminar.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Destination Moon

11:00 am

Discover the Pittsburgh connections to the historic moon landing and experience the gravity of the mission that catapulted man to the moon.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Heroes & Sheroes

1:00 pm

Join a History Center Docent for an in-depth look at the work of costume designer Ruth E. Carter.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Celebrate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

10:30 am

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” as we play, laugh, watch, and enjoy creating in this session that explores the world of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Heinz History Center

Walking Dead Meets Living Dead: Zombies in Pittsburgh

6:00 pm

Did you know the modern phenom of zombies got its start right here in the Steel City? Join us for a pre-Halloween evening exploring the innovations of “Night of the Living Dead” creator, Pittsburgh’s own George Romero.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Heroes & Sheroes

11:00 am

Join a History Center Docent for an in-depth look at the work of costume designer Ruth E. Carter.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Destination Moon

1:00 pm

Discover the Pittsburgh connections to the historic moon landing and experience the gravity of the mission that catapulted man to the moon.

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft’s Fall Finale

12:00 pm

Spend an autumn afternoon outside celebrating the final day of Meadowcroft’s milestone 50th season! Join us for a day of special, fall-themed programming.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Night – 18th Century Libations

6:00 pm

Celebrate Pittsburgh’s 18th century beer history at the Fort Pitt Museum with an after-hours program for guests 21+ featuring local Pittsburgh breweries.

Heinz History Center

Genealogy Research Tips with Tammy Hepps

10:30 am

Local genealogist and historian Tammy Hepps reviews the possibilities of internet-based genealogical research.

Heinz History Center

First Man: An Evening with James R. Hansen

7:00 pm

Join the History Center for an evening with James R. Hansen, author of “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” and expert consultant on the upcoming feature film.

Meadowcroft

Insider Tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter

10:00 am

Enjoy an exclusive insider tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter with James M. Adovasio, Ph.D., lead archaeologist on the site.

Fort Pitt Museum

Cub Scout Day at the Fort Pitt Museum

10:00 am

Cub Scouts are invited to participate in a guided program that will include guided tours, hands-on activities, and living history demonstrations that will fulfill multiple Cub Scout Adventure requirements.

Heinz History Center

Italian Prisoners of War in Pennsylvania, 1944-1945

3:00 pm

Discover the history of Italian POWs in Pa. who worked to help defeat the Axis powers during WWII.

Heinz History Center

How They Got Over

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “How They Got Over,” part of the 2018 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Heinz History Center

Young Washington: An Evening with Peter Stark

6:00 pm

Join the History Center and author Peter Stark to explore what Stark describes as the “naïve and self-absorbed” early years of America’s founding father, George Washington.

Heinz History Center

Girl Scout Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

Join a “security guard” to explore the History Center after hours and search for pieces of a magical artifact that allow life-like figures to come alive every night!

Heinz History Center

Intersections of History and Pop Culture

10:00 am

Educators, join the History Center for a discussion of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”’s impact with Smithsonian curator Ryan Lintelman.

Heinz History Center

Honoring World War I Veterans on the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice

11:00 am

Join Britsburgh and the Detre Library & Archives in remembering the sacrifice of Pittsburghers in World War I on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Honor Veterans Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Heinz History Center

Just the Way You Are: 50 Years in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

2:00 pm

Join the History Center, the National Museum of American History, and colleagues and friends of Fred Rogers for a conversation on the legacy of Pittsburgh’s original good neighbor.

Heinz History Center

Bridging Connections: Interactive Tour for Visitors with Alzheimer’s

10:30 am

The Alzheimer’s Association and the History Center offer guided tours designed for those living in the early stages of Alzheimer’s and their Care Partners.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

10:00 am

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will prepare for winter by learning how early settlers lived on the frontier and participate in hands-on activities and crafts, including includes making a winter bird feeder.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Cooking Up History: African American Food Traditions

10:30 am

Explore foodways brought from Africa and then help make recipes that show how these traditions have shaped American food!

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Boy Scouts American Cultures

9:30 am

In newly designed Badge Day Workshops, scouts will complete requirements that help earn a badge from either the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Heinz History Center

Treasures in the Archives

10:30 am

Join us for the fifth annual Treasures in the Archives, a special public program that will honor and explore a selection of stories preserved in our collections.

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Pittsburgh and the Movies

10:30 am

Explore Pittsburgh’s Hollywood stories, look at costumes and clothing and see how they have changed over time, and weave a simple pattern. Then, become a director or an actor and make your own mini movie!

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 1 p.m.

Heinz History Center

Homeschool Day: From Pittsburgh to the Moon

10:00 am

Have fun exploring the Destination Moon exhibition, featuring the Command Module Columbia and other artifacts from the Apollo space program.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Honor the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Girl Scouts My Family Story

9:30 am

In newly designed Badge Day Workshops, scouts will complete requirements that help earn a badge from either the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Heinz History Center

Behind the Scenes with the Smithsonian’s Michael Neufeld

1:00 pm

Join us for a behind-the-scenes talk with Dr. Neufeld, the senior curator of space history at the National Air and Space Museum.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Trains, Planes, and Trolleys

10:30 am

Have fun in our galleries as we hop on a trolley, build an airplane, and explore Pittsburgh innovations that improved train travel.

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Art of the Everyday

10:30 am

Be inspired by the pop art of Pittsburgh born and raised Burton Morris and create your own holiday-themed masterpiece!

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 1 p.m.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Boy Scouts Genealogy

9:30 am

In newly designed Badge Day Workshops, scouts will complete requirements that help earn a badge from either the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Heinz History Center

Homeschool Day: Lunar Exploration – The Apollo 11 Mission

10:00 am

In this second Homeschool Day related to the Destination Moon exhibition, homeschool families will learn about space flight and the Apollo space program through hands-on activities in the exhibit.

Heinz History Center

Girl Scout Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

Join a “security guard” to explore the History Center after hours and search for pieces of a magical artifact that allow life-like figures to come alive every night!

Heinz History Center

Social Change in the Archives

5:00 pm

Educators, join us to learn more about the History Center’s Detre Library & Archives, which contains many collections that document local people pushing for social change.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Girl Scouts Playing the Past

9:30 am

In newly designed Badge Day Workshops, scouts will complete requirements that help earn a badge from either the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Heinz History Center

Cub Scout Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

Join a “security guard” to explore the History Center after hours and search for pieces of a magical artifact that allow life-like figures to come alive every night!

Heinz History Center

Girl Scout Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

Join a “security guard” to explore the History Center after hours and search for pieces of a magical artifact that allow life-like figures to come alive every night!

Heinz History Center

Vintage Pittsburgh

10:00 am

Save the date for March 23, 2019! Celebrate Pittsburgh history in style at the History Center’s seventh annual Vintage Pittsburgh event, presented in partnership with The Neighborhood Flea.

Fort Pitt Museum

Frontier Rebellion: The Fight for Independence in the American West

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum as it welcomes back author and historian Patrick Spero for a lecture on his new book, “Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776.”

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

Get to the point of Pittsburgh history by taking a one-hour highlights tour of the Fort Pitt Museum. Tours are available today at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Girl Scouts Detective

9:30 am

In newly designed Badge Day Workshops, scouts will complete requirements that help earn a badge from either the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Boy Scouts Collections

9:30 am

In newly designed Badge Day Workshops, scouts will complete requirements that help earn a badge from either the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

Fort Pitt Museum

Girl Scout Day at the Fort Pitt Museum

9:00 am

Girl Scouts are invited to enjoy a full day of programming to learn about early Pittsburgh, women in the 18th century, and the environment.

Heinz History Center

Italian Genealogy Workshop

9:00 am

Join genealogist Rich Venezia of Rich Roots Genealogy for a workshop on delving into your family history in Italy and the United States.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Memorial Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Flag Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Patriot Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Celebrate Veterans Day with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.