Events

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.

Meadowcroft

Homeschool Day at Meadowcroft

10:00 am

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is opening its doors to our region’s homeschoolers and their families for a unique opportunity to experience the development of our region.

Heinz History Center

Open-Late Film Series: We Were Soldiers

5:00 pm

Join the History Center for its first-ever Open-Late Film Series and examine how Hollywood portrayed the Vietnam War. This evening, the film is “We Were Soldiers.”

Heinz History Center

Vietnam Voices

5:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

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

African American Genealogy Workshop

10:00 am

Join genealogists, authors, and DNA analysts for a day-long workshop on African American genealogy and understanding DNA.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

11:00 am

Join a History Center docent to explore the multiple perspectives that contribute to our current understanding of the Vietnam War with a guided tour of the new exhibit.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: The Vietnam War: 1945-1975

1:00 pm

Join a History Center docent to explore the multiple perspectives that contribute to our current understanding of the Vietnam War with a guided tour of the new exhibit.

Fort Pitt Museum

Homeschool Day for Little Learners

11:00 am

Homeschool families with young children, up to third grade, are invited to enjoy small hands-on crafts, games, and learning with the Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park.

Heinz History Center

Naturalization Ceremony

10:00 am

Welcome new citizens in a naturalization ceremony, presented in partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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.

Meadowcroft

Opening Weekend: Celebrate Meadowcroft’s 51st Season

Weekend Event

Discover 19,000 years of history all in one day at Meadowcroft during opening weekend of its 51st season.

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

27th Annual History Makers Award Dinner

Now in its 27th year, the History Makers Award Dinner is a one-of-a-kind event in the city of Pittsburgh, presented by BNY Mellon & Citizens Bank.

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

Vietnam Voices

2:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

Heinz History Center

Memorial Day Flag Folding

12:00 pm

Commemorate Memorial Day alongside other museum visitors with a group unfolding and refolding of a 36-foot American flag.

Heinz History Center

LAUNCHED: The Life of Olympian Herb Douglas

7:00 pm

Join the Heinz History Center for a special evening celebrating the life and legacy of Olympian Herb Douglas and the release of a new book, LAUNCHED: The Life of Olympian Herb Douglas.

Heinz History Center

Brown Bag Lunch: Donut Dolly Stories of Service

12:00 pm

Learn about the service of Vietnam veterans and their counterparts from the American Red Cross Overseas Association. Bring your own bagged lunch, pull up a chair, and listen as they share stories of their service.

Heinz History Center

Open-Late Film Series: Hamburger Hill

5:00 pm

Join the History Center for its first-ever Open-Late Film Series and examine how Hollywood portrayed the Vietnam War. This evening, the film is “Hamburger Hill.”

Heinz History Center

Vietnam Voices

5:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

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

D-Day at 75

Join the History Center, Veterans Breakfast Club, and The Furious Fourth WWII Living History Group for a day of commemoration, reenactment, historical perspective, and story-sharing from veterans of the invasion.

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.

Meadowcroft

Walk Through Prehistory

10:00 am

Travel through time on a 2-mile hike through the woods and fields surrounding Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, with Venture Outdoors.

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

Reading into History Family Book Club: Shooting the Moon

2:00 pm

Over the summer, youth age 9 – 12 and their adults can join literary adventures that explore the Vietnam War era, connected with The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 exhibition.

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.

Heinz History Center

Lois Weber: Historical Marker Unveiling

2:00 pm

Join us for the unveiling of a new state historical marker for Lois Weber, film pioneer.

Heinz History Center

Lois Weber: Film Pioneer

7:00 pm

Dive into film history with actor and Turner Classic Movies host Illeana Douglas and Dr. Shelley Stamp, film historian and professor of film and digital media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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.

Meadowcroft

22nd Annual Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition

12:00 pm

Prehistoric hunters used a spear-thrower called the atlatl to hunt for food. Now’s your chance to try it for yourself!

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

Vietnam Voices

2:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

Heinz History Center

Vietnam War Speaker Series: Fredrik Logevall

7:00 pm

Join experts in academia, journalism, public history, and literature for a series of talks offering a multi-perspective examination of the Vietnam War’s place in American history.

Heinz History Center

Naturalization Ceremony

10:00 am

Welcome new citizens in a naturalization ceremony, presented in partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand to demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s reproduction cannon.

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

21+ Night: Game Theory

6:00 pm

Explore the Vietnam War using game theory and dive into pivotal points that made history during the conflict.

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

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

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.

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

German Genealogy Workshop

9:00 am

Join nationally-renowned genealogist Dr. Michael Lacopo for the History Center’s first German Genealogy Workshop.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fourth of July at Fort Pitt

11:00 am

Celebrate the Fourth of July by learning about Fort Pitt and Western Pennsylvania’s role in the American Revolution.

Meadowcroft

Independence Day Celebration

12:00 pm

Celebrate the spirit of America with historical demonstrations and period games at Meadowcroft on Independence Day.

Heinz History Center

Independence Day Flag Folding

12:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Day alongside other museum visitors and celebrate the service of America’s veterans with a group unfolding and refolding of a 36-foot American flag.

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

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.

Sports Museum

Rocky Bleier: Fighting Back

7:00 pm

Join Rocky Bleier, History Center President and CEO Andy Masich, and friends and associates from throughout Bleier’s career for an evening focused on his story of service.

Meadowcroft

Lecture Series: Cliftonville Mine Riot

10:00 am

In July 1922, our tranquil valley took the world stage when a local mine labor dispute turned deadly. This year, Meadowcroft will remember this tragic event with new public programming.

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

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand to demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s reproduction cannon.

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.

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

Reading into History Family Book Club: Inside Out & Back Again

2:00 pm

Over the summer, youth age 9 – 12 and their adults can join literary adventures that explore the Vietnam War era, connected with The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 exhibition.

Heinz History Center

Source-ry: History, Myths, and Magic Camp

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

Heinz History Center

Open-Late Film Series: Good Morning Vietnam

5:00 pm

Join the History Center for its first-ever Open-Late Film Series and examine how Hollywood portrayed the Vietnam War. This evening, the film is “Good Morning Vietnam.”

Heinz History Center

Vietnam Voices

5:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

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

Vietnam Voices

2:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

Heinz History Center

Exploring the Vietnam War Era Teacher Institute

9:00 am

This three-day educator institute accompanies The Vietnam War: 1945-1975. Educators will dive deep into the history of the Vietnam War.

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.

Heinz History Center

Vietnam War Speaker Series: Lynn Novick & Alyssa Rosenberg

7:00 pm

Join experts in academia, journalism, public history, and literature for a series of talks offering a multi-perspective examination of the Vietnam War’s place in American history.

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.

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

Source-ry: History, Myths, and Magic Camp

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Artillery and Artificers

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and learn about artillery in the 18th century during this Living History program.

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

Artillery and Artificers

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and learn about artillery in the 18th century during this Living History program.

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

Vietnam War Speaker Series: Marci Reaven

7:00 pm

Join experts in academia, journalism, public history, and literature for a series of talks offering a multi-perspective examination of the Vietnam War’s place in American history.

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

Reading into History Family Book Club: Most Dangerous

2:00 pm

Over the summer, youth age 9 – 12 and their adults can join literary adventures that explore the Vietnam War era, connected with The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 exhibition.

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.

Meadowcroft

Vintage Base Ball Game

12:00 pm

Play ball! Celebrate America’s pastime and cheer for a baseball game, 19th-century style.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt Garrison Drill

1:00 pm

The Fort Pitt Garrison will be on hand to demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s reproduction cannon.

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

Vietnam Voices

2:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

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

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.

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.

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

Vietnam War Speaker Series: Lan Cao

7:00 pm

Join experts in academia, journalism, public history, and literature for a series of talks offering a multi-perspective examination of the Vietnam War’s place in American history.

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

Vietnam Voices

2:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

Heinz History Center

Open-Late Film Series: The Deer Hunter

5:00 pm

Join the History Center for its first-ever Open-Late Film Series and examine how Hollywood portrayed the Vietnam War. This evening, the film is “The Deer Hunter.”

Heinz History Center

Vietnam Voices

5:00 pm

Speak with an eyewitness to history who represents one of many diverse perspectives on the Vietnam War.

Meadowcroft

Covered Bridge Festival

Weekend Event

Visit Meadowcroft’s Pine Bank Covered Bridge during this free admission, annual celebration of covered bridges.

Meadowcroft

Frontier Heritage Weekend

Weekend Event

Get a first-hand look at the everyday lives of 18th century frontier traders during Frontier Heritage Weekend.

Meadowcroft

Archaeology Day

11:00 am

As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, Meadowcroft will partner with the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology for a day-long event for archaeology-lovers everywhere.

Meadowcroft

Walk in Penn’s Woods

1:00 pm

Visit Meadowcroft for beautiful fall foliage and outdoor adventure this fall!

Heinz History Center

Naturalization Ceremony

10:00 am

Welcome new citizens in a naturalization ceremony, presented in partnership with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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.

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft’s Fall Finale and Taffy Pull

12:00 pm

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

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.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

Veterans Day Flag Folding

12:00 pm

Commemorate Veterans Day alongside other museum visitors and celebrate the service of America’s veterans with a group unfolding and refolding of a 36-foot American flag.

Heinz History Center

Open-Late Vietnam Film Series

Join the History Center for its first-ever Open-Late Film Series in conjunction with the new exhibition, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975, and examine how Hollywood portrayed the Vietnam War.

Heinz History Center

Vietnam War Speaker Series

Join experts in academia, journalism, public history, and literature for a series of talks offering a multi-perspective examination of the Vietnam War’s place in American history.

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.