Events

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Archaeology Exploration

10:30 am

Join our dig team as we uncover historic finds and examine archaeological collections in the museum.

Heinz History Center

An Evening with Tim O’Brien

7:00 pm

Join the History Center for an evening featuring Tim O’Brien, acclaimed best-selling author of “The Things They Carried.”

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Fall Colors | Grades 7-8

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will explore the science behind why the forests in Pennsylvania undergo seasonal color changes.

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.

Heinz History Center

Free Admission: Heinz History Center

10:00 am

Enjoy free admission to the Heinz History Center as part of this year’s RADical Days.

Meadowcroft

Covered Bridge Festival

Weekend Event

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

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.

Meadowcroft

Frontier Heritage Weekend

Weekend Event

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

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Girl Scouts Digital Photography

9:30 am

Girl Scouts, become a time traveler and step back into Pittsburgh’s past through photography.

Sports Museum

Guided Tour: Sports Museum

11:00 am

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

Guided Tour: A Tradition of Innovation

1:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

21+ Night: Heinz 57

6:30 pm

Calling all ketchup lovers! Help the Heinz History Center kick off Heinztoberfest with a special 21+ Night that’s all about Heinz.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Clash of Empires

11:00 am

Join a History Center docent to explore the key role that Western Pennsylvania played in the global conflict that was the French & Indian War.

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.

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

Italian Heritage Day

10:00 am

Kick off Italian Heritage Month with the sixth annual Italian Heritage Day.

Meadowcroft

Walk in Penn’s Woods

1:00 pm

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

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Heinz Classics

10:30 am

Help us celebrate the 150th anniversary of the H.J. Heinz Company! Make your own Heinz hitch, pickle pin, and ketchup inspired by the original recipe.

Heinz History Center

We Count: Pennsylvanians with Disabilities and the Right to Vote

1:00 pm

Join us for an important non-partisan, cross-disability event on voting.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Map the Hike | Grades 4-6

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn about map-making and then practice their skills by making a map after a short hike.

Heinz History Center

Naturalization Ceremony

11:00 am

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

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

The Battle of Point Pleasant to the Treaty of Camp Charlotte

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum to commemorate the 245th Anniversary of the Battle of Point Pleasant and the end of Lord Dunmore’s War with guest speaker Dr. Glenn Williams.

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

Free Admission: Fort Pitt Museum

10:00 am

Enjoy free admission to the Fort Pitt Museum as part of this year’s RADical Days.

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

History Explorers: Cooking with Heinz

10:30 am

Explore 150 years of Heinz history and create recipes old and new using Heinz products.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
The Great State Debate | Grades 7-8

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will explore the museum’s newest exhibit, Pittsburgh, Virginia and debate which state owns Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

Heinz History Center

Hometown-Homegrown™: Heinz 150

10:00 am
Presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

Celebrate all-things HEINZ at the eighth annual Hometown-Homegrown™ food festival, presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh®.

Heinz History Center

Discovering Hidden History: Introduction to Archives for Educators

5:00 pm

In this program, archivists and museum educators will spark passion for primary sources by covering the basics of archival research.

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.

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.

Heinz History Center

Guided Tour: Clash of Empires

1:00 pm

Join a History Center docent to explore the key role that Western Pennsylvania played in the global conflict that was the French & Indian War.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Night – Tricks, Treats, & Trivia

6:00 pm

Enjoy the Fort Pitt Museum after hours with a special 21+ night, featuring local food and drink, special activities, lantern tours of Point State Park, & history trivia with Buzzworthy Trivia.

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Tour Builders | Grades 7-8

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn about different methods of presentation to create a brief exhibit tour for their fellow classmates.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.