Events

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Portraits of Pittsburgh

10:30 am

This History Explorers program has been cancelled. Thank you for understanding.

Heinz History Center

“Sitting” Tour: Gene Kelly’s Pittsburgh (Part 2)

11:00 am
Virtual Program

Each 30-minute “sitting” tour will zigzag across the region and toggle through time, allowing you to experience the Jewish history of our region in an immersive and interactive way.

Meadowcroft

Homeschool Open House at Meadowcroft

10:00 am

This program at Meadowcroft has been postponed. Please continue to check our website for updated information.

Heinz History Center

Friday Night Fun: Pittsburgh’s Great Fire

7:00 pm

This program has been cancelled. Thank you for understanding.

Heinz History Center

Powerful Pittsburgh Women: Celebrating the 19th Amendment Centennial

10:00 am

This educator workshop has been cancelled.

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft’s Opening Day

12:00 pm

Visit Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village on opening day and help us kick off the 2020 season.

Meadowcroft

Washington County Free Museum Day

Washington County’s Free Museum Day is postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Heinz History Center

Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence

7:00 pm

Marking the centenary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence will explore the history and complexity of the national suffrage movement.

Fort Pitt Museum

Girl Scout Day at the Fort Pitt Museum

10:00 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

Portraits of Pittsburgh Family Day

10:00 am

Join us for a fun day of exploring the History Center’s newest exhibition, Smithsonian’s Portraits of Pittsburgh!

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Cooking Up Italian American Traditions

10:30 am

Visit the Special Collections Gallery to look at objects that tell the stories of Italian Americans in Pittsburgh and then head into the kitchen to make a traditional recipe.

Heinz History Center

28th Annual History Makers Award Dinner

Now in its 28th 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

African American Genealogy Workshop

10:00 am

Learn more about the history and genealogy of African and Native American peoples from genealogical expert Angela Walton-Raji and Alaina Roberts, Ph.D.

Heinz History Center

Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “Ida B. Wells: A Passion for Justice” part of the 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Fort Pitt Museum

The Indian World of George Washington

11:00 am

Drawing on his prize-winning book, Colin Calloway will discuss how the Indian nations of the Ohio country shaped the life of the man who shaped the nation.

Heinz History Center

Scottish Genealogy Workshop

9:00 am

Join internationally renowned genealogist Paul Milner for the History Center’s first Scottish Genealogy Workshop.

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.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Toy Time

10:30 am

It’s time to play! See toys made in Pittsburgh, make a toy timeline, and try toys from the past.

Heinz History Center

Illegal to Be You: Gay History Beyond Stonewall

7:00 pm

The Heinz History Center will welcome Katherine Ott, curator and historian at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, for a special evening program in celebration of Pride Month.

Meadowcroft

23rd Annual Meadowcroft Atlatl Competition

12:00 pm

Beginners are invited to try using the atlatl and watch some of the world’s best competitors from the World Atlatl Association compete for high score.

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.

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

Anthony Wayne and the Founding of the U.S. Army

11:00 am

In commemoration of the U.S. Army’s 245th anniversary, the Fort Pitt Museum welcomes William Hogeland whose book, Autumn of the Black Snake, details the founding of the Army.

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

Summer Camp: City Favorites

1st – 3rd graders, explore some of Pittsburgh’s favorite things!

Heinz History Center

Summer Camp: The Changing City

4th – 6th graders, explore how Pittsburgh has evolved and changed!

Fort Pitt Museum

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.

Heinz History Center

Summer Camp: City Artists

1st – 3rd graders, try the styles and methods of Pittsburgh artists!

Heinz History Center

Summer Camp: Cooking Up History

4th – 6th graders, explore Pittsburgh’s history through food!

Heinz History Center

Summer Camp: The Changing City

4th – 6th graders, explore how Pittsburgh has evolved and changed!

Heinz History Center

Summer Camp: City Artists

1st – 3rd graders, try the styles and methods of Pittsburgh artists!

Heinz History Center

Summer Camp: Cooking Up History

4th – 6th graders, explore Pittsburgh’s history through food!

Heinz History Center

Summer Camp: City Favorites

1st – 3rd graders, explore some of Pittsburgh’s favorite things!

Heinz History Center

Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “Dignity and Defiance: A Portrait of Mary Church Terrell” part of the 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Meadowcroft

Vintage Base Ball Game

10:00 am

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

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

Covered Bridge Festival

Weekend Event

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Highlanders in the French & Indian War

11:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum in welcoming Matthew Dziennik, who will present on the service of Highlander soldiers in 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.

Meadowcroft

Walk in Penn’s Woods

1:00 pm

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

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

American Indian Heritage Day

10:00 am

Celebrate Western Pennsylvania’s rich American Indian heritage at Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village.

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.

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

Dark Girls

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “Dark Girls” part of the 2020 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.