Events

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Little Builders

10:30 am

Become a master builder and make your addition to Pittsburgh’s skyline. Use Lincoln Logs, magnetic tiles, and other fun materials to engineer a new addition to the city.

Heinz History Center

Members Only: A Holiday Open House

10:00 am

History Center members, you’re invited to a special holiday open house in celebration of the opening of the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit.

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

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.

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Treasures in the Archives

2:00 pm

Our annual Treasures in the Archives event is an opportunity to see highlights from one of the largest collections of historic materials about Western Pennsylvania.

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Shattering Notions

10:30 am

Uncover the story of the city’s first industry, pretend to be a glassblower, use forms and patterns to make a design, and build a one-of-a-kind display.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Historic and Nature Inspired Crafts | Grades 4-6

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will flex their creativity by making crafts inspired by the history and nature at the Forks of the Ohio.

Heinz History Center

Behind the Scenes of A Very Merry Pittsburgh

7:00 pm

Join the History Center’s exhibits team for a panel on the making of the new A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibition.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt for the Holidays

6:00 pm

Free admission when you visit the Fort Pitt Museum during Santa Spectacular in Point State Park. Activities and crafts will be provided by both the museum and Point State Park.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Girl Scouts Playing the Past

9:30 am

What better place to have some old-fashioned fun than at Heinz History Center! In this Badge Day Workshop for Girl Scout Juniors, you’ll explore what it was like to live in the past.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Heinz Exhibit

11:00 am

Join a History Center docent for a deep-dive into the world of H.J. Heinz on this guided tour of the Heinz exhibit.

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Special Collections

1:00 pm

In this guided tour, explore many of the rich cultural traditions that make up Pittsburgh’s varied neighborhoods.

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

1:00 pm

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

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

1:00 pm

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

Guided Tour: A Tradition of Innovation

11:00 am

Discover the story of Pittsburgh’s past and future in this guided tour of the Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation exhibit.

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

1:00 pm

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

Guided Tour: Pittsburgh’s Attic From Glass to Ketchup

1:00 pm

Join a History Center docent for a tour where you’re guaranteed to see something new. This guided tour will take you to three exhibits: Special Collections, Glass: Shattering Notions, and Heinz.

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Un Natale Italiano

7:00 pm
Featuring Marco Fiorante, Daniela Pasquini, and Vito DiSalvo

Join the Italian American Program as we celebrate the holidays in style with a concert featuring Italian standards and holiday throwbacks.

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Home for the Holidays

10:30 am

Get ready for the holiday season by playing in our new holidays exhibit. Explore the traditions of Pittsburghers from different backgrounds.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Scouts BSA Collections

9:30 am

In this Scouts BSA Badge Day Workshop, you’ll will explore how to grow your collection and how to keep it safe.

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Film Screening: Feast of the Seven Fishes

7:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the new holiday film “Feast Of The Seven Fishes.”

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Pittsburgh’s Master Artists

10:30 am

Investigate the achievements and techniques of artists from Southwestern Pennsylvania in our new Master Visual Artists: Preserving the Legacy exhibition.

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus

11:00 am

No trip to Santaland is complete without a visit from old Saint Nick. Meet Santa on select dates in the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibit!

Fort Pitt Museum

Guided Tour: Fort Pitt Museum

1:00 pm

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

1:00 pm

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

1:00 pm

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

School Break Workshop: Game Design Basics

10:30 am

Kids age 8 – 12, join us for a fun exploration of the A Very Merry Pittsburgh exhibition, learn about winter holiday traditions and gift-giving, and play with vintage toys and games. 

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Scouts BSA Genealogy

9:30 am

In this Scouts BSA Badge Day Workshop, you’ll explore and unearth pieces of your family’s history.

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: City of Bridges

10:30 am

Explore the history and engineering of some of Pittsburgh’s most famous landmarks, bridges.

Heinz History Center

Friday Night Fun: Celebrate Heinz

7:00 pm

3rd – 8th graders, have your grown-ups drop you off for a quick dinner followed by a fun night of art making, cooking, and salesmanship based on the H.J. Heinz Company’s 150-year history!

Heinz History Center

Girl Scout Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

Girl scouts, 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

Badge Day Workshop: Girl Scouts Detective

9:30 am

Calling all detectives! In this Badge Day Workshop for Girl Scout Juniors, you’ll will practice the power of observation and try your detective skills throughout the History Center’s exhibits.

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Archival Adventures

10:30 am

Delve into treasures from the Detre Library & Archives that help tell the story of the 1916 Suffrage Shirtwaist Ball.

Heinz History Center

History Uncorked: ’80s Night

7:30 pm

Break out your legwarmers and roller skates, this year’s History Uncorked is going back to the ’80s. History Uncorked, Pittsburgh’s premier party for young professionals, is Friday, February 21, 2020.

Heinz History Center

WWI 360: Teach Like An Ace

9:00 am

This one-day workshop offers a blend of meaningful content and primary-source focused methods for teaching WWI and its enduring impact.

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Sports Stories

10:30 am

Jump into the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum and uncover lesser known Pittsburgh sports stories.

Heinz History Center

Exploring Pittsburgh Portraits

5:00 pm

Join the History Center’s educators to explore the National Portrait Gallery exhibit and learn more about using portraiture to explore historic figures.

Heinz History Center

Cub Scout Night at the History Museum

7:00 pm

Cub Scouts, 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 April 4, 2020! Celebrate Pittsburgh history in style at the History Center’s seventh annual Vintage Pittsburgh event, presented in partnership with The Neighborhood Flea.

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Portraits of Pittsburgh

10:30 am

Explore the portraits of Pittsburghers on display in the new Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh exhibition.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Girl Scouts Painting

9:30 am

Unleash your inner artist! In this Badge Day Workshop for Girl Scout Brownies, you’ll try techniques used by artists whose works are on display at the History Center.

Heinz History Center

Powerful Pittsburgh Women: Celebrating the 19th Amendment Centennial

10:00 am

In this program, educators will learn about influential Pittsburgh women and opportunities to celebrate them as part of teaching social studies, civics, and other disciplines.

Heinz History Center

Women’s History Seminar: 19th Amendment Centennial

10:00 am

The Fort Pitt Museum will honor the 19th Amendment Centennial with lectures featuring women in both American and Pittsburgh history.