Events

Heinz History Center

History Uncorked: Out of this World

7:30 pm

History Uncorked, Pittsburgh’s premier party for young professionals, is Friday, February 15, 2019.

Heinz History Center

Destination Moon Closing Weekend

10:00 am

As the Destination Moon exhibit prepares to blast off to its next destination, the History Center will host an interstellar closing weekend full of out-of-this-world fun.

Heinz History Center

Destination Moon Closing Weekend

10:00 am

As the Destination Moon exhibit prepares to blast off to its next destination, the History Center will host an interstellar closing weekend full of out-of-this-world fun.

Heinz History Center

The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

6:00 pm
Smithsonian Channel Documentary Screening

In honor of Black History Month, join us for an exclusive preview screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Green Book: Guide to Freedom.”

Heinz History Center

Inclined to Eat: Classic Pittsburgh Recipes

10:30 am

Help us make traditional Pittsburgh recipes in our kitchen classroom. Create pierogi, chipped-chop ham, and other classic recipes and enjoy your culinary creations!

Heinz History Center

Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power

5:30 pm

Join us at the Homewood Library for a screening of “Negroes with Guns: Rob Williams and Black Power,” part of the 2019 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

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 this newly-designed Badge Day Workshop, Girl Scout Juniors will explore the past by redesigning period clothing and play historic games.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: From Slavery to Freedom

11:00 am

Join a History Center docent for a closer look into the history of slavery, abolition, and civil rights in the Pittsburgh region.

Sports Museum

Guided Tour: Sports Museum

1:00 pm

The story of sports in Pittsburgh covers all the bases! Join a History Center docent on this sports-centric tour of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Wildlife CSI | Grades 7-8

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn about different wildlife forensics techniques used by conservation officers.

Heinz History Center

Black History Month Lecture: Black Power and Black Politics of the 1960s-‘70s

6:00 pm

The fifth Annual Black History Month Lecture will feature Leonard Moore, Ph.D., who will speak on the topic of Black power and Black politics of the 1960s and ’70s.

Fort Pitt Museum

Film Screening: Drums Along the Mohawk

11:00 am

Enjoy “Drums Along the Mohawk,” a frontier movie classic, at the Fort Pitt Museum.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Crime & Punishment at Fort Pitt | Grades 7-8

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn about criminal justice at Fort Pitt and the western Pennsylvania frontier.

Heinz History Center

Film Premiere: The Rock

7:00 pm

Join the History Center for the premiere of “The Rock,” a documentary about the life and legacy of Therese Rocco—one of America’s first female assistant police chiefs and the first in Pittsburgh.

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!

Fort Pitt Museum

The 1779 Bucktooth Run Battlefield

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum for a program that will help us better understand the impact of Colonel Daniel Brodhead’s 1779 expedition up the Allegheny River into Seneca country.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Movie Making Lois Weber

10:30 am

Celebrate Women’s History Month by exploring the story of Lois Weber, a Pittsburgher who became America’s first female film director.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Tracking Basics | Grades 4-6

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn why tracking was an important fur trapping skill and how to identify some of the tracks of common Pennsylvania mammals.

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

Irish Genealogy Workshop

9:00 am
Presented in partnership with the Westmoreland Historical Society

Join Irish genealogy experts Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation in Belfast for the fifth annual Irish Genealogy Workshop featuring new topics on the rich genealogical sources found in Ireland.

Heinz History Center

Lights, Camera, Action!: Pittsburgh and the Movies

10:30 am

Explore Pittsburgh’s Hollywood stories, look at clothing and see how it has changed over time, and weave a simple pattern. Then watch the work of Lois Weber, America’s first female film director, and make your own mini movie!

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

Commemoration of Lord Dunmore’s War, 1774

9:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum for a seminar commemorating the 245th anniversary of Lord Dunmore’s War, which will feature noted authors along with guests from the Shawnee Tribe.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Fort Pitt 50 | Grades 4-6

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn the history of the Fort Pitt Museum as a building, museum, and cultural institution and its involvement in the Pittsburgh Renaissance.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Making Heinz a Household Name

10:30 am

Join the sales team of the H.J. Heinz Company and construct a window display, create an advertisement, and color a label for a new product.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Basic Map and Compass Skills | Grades 7-8

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn basic map and compass reading skills and use a map and compass to navigate to locations within Point State Park.

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.”

Heinz History Center

Corps of Discovery: A Journey from Pittsburgh

10:30 am

Join the Lewis & Clark expedition, which launched from Pittsburgh and was the first to explore the American West. Build a boat, pick your supplies, and head on a whirlwind adventure!

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 this newly-designed Badge Day Workshop, Girl Scout Juniors will channel their inner investigator to solve a mini-mystery and communicate in code.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Boy Scouts Collections

9:30 am

In this newly-designed Badge Day Workshop, Boy Scouts will learn how to grow their collection, keep it safe, and design a way to display it.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Cooking Up History The Three Sisters

10:30 am

Explore how American Indians have used the Three Sisters of corn, beans, and squash and then make culinary masterpieces using those ingredients in our kitchen.

Heinz History Center

Lights and Shadows: Making Pittsburgh Art at Night

7:00 pm

Kids in 3rd through 8th grade, join us for pizza, explore our collection of prints, paintings, and photographs, and try techniques of Pittsburgh-born or trained artists to make your own masterpieces!

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

Two Vietnam Films

5:30 pm

Join us at the Homewood Library for a screening of “The Soul of Vietnam” and “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger,” as part of the 2019 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

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

Hop Into History: A Fertile Land Pittsburgh’s Natural Resources

10:30 am

Dive in to a hands-on exploration of how Pittsburgh’s valuable natural resources were formed.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Museum’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

6:00 pm

Celebrate 50 years of storytelling at the Forks of the Ohio River with the Fort Pitt Museum.

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

Pittsburgh NeighborZ Pop Culture Camp

During this week-long summer camp, experience Pittsburgh’s place in pop culture, from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to George Romero’s zombies and everything in between.

Fort Pitt Museum

An Evening with Robert Griffing

5:30 pm

Join the Fort Pitt Museum for a conversation with Robert Griffing about his life and artwork.

Heinz History Center

Source-ry: History, Myths, and Magic Camp

During this week-long summer camp, channel your inner wizard-historian!

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.

Heinz History Center

Pittsburgh NeighborZ Pop Culture Camp

During this week-long summer camp, experience Pittsburgh’s place in pop culture, from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to George Romero’s zombies and everything in between.

Fort Pitt Museum

Women’s History Seminar

10:00 am

Learn about 18th century women at the Fort Pitt Museum’s fifth annual Women’s History seminar.

Heinz History Center

Source-ry: History, Myths, and Magic Camp

During this week-long summer camp, channel your inner wizard-historian!

Heinz History Center

1959 The Year that Changed Jazz

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “1959 The Year that Changed Jazz,” part of the 2019 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Fort Pitt Museum

The New Map of Empire

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum in welcoming S. Max Edelson, professor of History at the University of Virginia, for a discussion on the British efforts to map America before the American Revolution.

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.

Meadowcroft

Insider Tour of Meadowcroft Rockshelter

1:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask” part of the 2019 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

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.

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.