Events

Heinz History Center

Genealogy Research Tips with Tammy Hepps

10:30 am

Welcome local genealogist and historian Tammy Hepps to present her talk, “Top 10 Things I Learned About My Family From My Couch.”

Heinz History Center

Meet Santa Claus at the History Center

11:00 am

Santa Claus will be at the History Center taking photos with visitors in the Great Hall.

Fort Pitt Museum

Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Weekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter.

Show times: Noon and 2 p.m.

Heinz History Center

Caring for Community Tour

1:00 pm

We invite you to join us at the History Center for a series of tours focused on the Pittsburgh Jewish community’s tradition of caring for the community.

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!

Heinz History Center

Guided Tours: Destination Moon

Discover the Pittsburgh connections to the historic moon landing and experience the gravity of the mission that catapulted man to the moon. Guided tours begin at the following times: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Weekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter.

Show times: Noon and 2 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Weekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter.

Show times: Noon and 2 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Weekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter.

Show times: Noon and 2 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

Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Weekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter.

Show times: Noon and 2 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

How Pittsburgh Put a Man on the Moon

3:00 pm

Stop by the History Center for some holiday cheer with master storyteller Andy Masich, who will discuss the incredible story of how Pittsburgh helped put a man on the moon, and reveal some unexpected Pittsburgh innovations and connections to the 1969 Moon landing.

Heinz History Center

History at Play: Moon Mania

10:30 am

Youth ages 8 – 12, join us for a fun exploration of the Destination Moon exhibition and become space explorers through hands-on design activities.

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

Guided Tours: Destination Moon

Discover the Pittsburgh connections to the historic moon landing and experience the gravity of the mission that catapulted man to the moon. Guided tours begin at the following times: 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Weekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter.

Show times: Noon and 2 p.m.

Fort Pitt Museum

Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Weekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter.

Show times: Noon and 2 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

Film Screening: The Light in the Forest

Weekends in December, the Fort Pitt Museum will screen “The Light in the Forest,” a film based on the 1953 novel by Conrad Richter.

Show times: Noon and 2 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

Destination Moon Family Day: All Things Armstrong

10:00 am

Join in Destination Moon-themed activities throughout the museum, explore space in a mobile planetarium, and learn about Neil Armstrong and life in zero-G.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Destination Moon Splashdown

10:30 am

Help us celebrate the final months of the Destination Moon exhibit.

Heinz History Center

Hamilton Remix: History Meets Show Biz

7:00 pm

Join the History Center and historian Richard Bell as we dissect the musical phenomenon, “Hamilton,” to reveal what its success tells us about the marriage of history and show biz.

Heinz History Center

Badge Day Workshop: Boy Scouts Genealogy

9:30 am

In this newly-designed Badge Day Workshop, Boy Scouts will explore and unearth pieces of their family’s history.

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.

Sports Museum

NFL PLAY 60 Training Camp

10:00 am
Presented by Dick's Sporting Goods

Get off the couch and get active throughout the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at this year’s PLAY60 training camp!

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!

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
Object Story Telling | Grades 4-6

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn how objects tell stories and compare the use of objects and primary sources to explain history.

Heinz History Center

Destination Moon Family Day: Women in Space

10:00 am

From female astronauts at the International Space Station to engineers and scientists on the ground, America’s space program wouldn’t be where it is today without the incredible contributions of incredible women.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Cooking Up History Mid-Century Treats

10:30 am

Step back in time into a 1950s kitchen and then into our Kitchen Classroom to cook recipes from that era!

Heinz History Center

Galentine’s Day Moonlight Yoga

6:00 pm

Join the History Center, in partnership with Pittsburgh Yoga Events, for a fresh and fun yoga experience the day before Valentine’s Day.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Heinz History Center

Source-ry: History, Myths, and Magic Camp

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

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

Source-ry: History, Myths, and Magic 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

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.

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

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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