Events

Heinz History Center

Researching the History of Institutionalized People

6:30 pm
Virtual Program

Join scholars and archivists as they discuss the strengths and limitations of historical records from state-run institutions to reflect the personal stories of institutionalized people with disabilities in Pennsylvania.

Heinz History Center

Sensory Friendly Days

10:00 am

In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum will host its first-ever Sensory Friendly Days, presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods, on Sunday, April 18 and Monday, April 19.

Heinz History Center

“A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990” with Dr. Minna Rozen

12:00 pm
Hosted with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh | Virtual Program

The story behind the “A World Beyond: Jewish Cemeteries in Turkey 1583-1990” website is also an inspiring tale of scholarly persistence and a lesson about the importance of preserving primary sources.

Heinz History Center

Sensory Friendly Days

10:00 am

In recognition of Autism Acceptance Month, the Heinz History Center and Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum will host its first-ever Sensory Friendly Days, presented by DICK’s Sporting Goods, on Sunday, April 18 and Monday, April 19.

Heinz History Center

Hop into History: H.J. Heinz’s Garden

10:30 am
Virtual Program

Early learners from ages 3 – 5 are invited to join us for an interactive online session exploring the people, places, and stories that make Pittsburgh unique! This session will feature the story of H.J. Heinz, founder of the H.J. Heinz Company.

Heinz History Center

Urban Roots

5:30 pm
Virtual Program

Join us virtually for a screening of “Urban Roots,” part of the 2021 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Heinz History Center

Foundations of Eastern European Genealogy

10:00 am
Presented in partnership with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh, the Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh | Virtual Program

Join genealogy experts for the History Center’s first virtual Eastern European Genealogy workshop.

Heinz History Center

“The ABCs of DNA” with Jarrett Ross

1:00 pm
Hosted with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh | Virtual Program

In this workshop, Jarrett Ross will explore multiple case studies of his researching his own family history using genetic genealogy.

Heinz History Center

History Uncorked: Night at the Museum

7:30 pm

Save the date! The Heinz History Center’s 23rd annual History Uncorked: Night at the Museum, presented by BNY Mellon, will return on Friday, June 25, 2021.

Heinz History Center

“Understanding Your Galitzianer Family through Vital Records” with Mark Halpern

7:00 pm
Hosted with the Jewish Genealogy Society of Pittsburgh | Virtual Program

This session with Mark Halpern offers an in-depth examination of vital records along with a strategic framework to help researchers in acquiring Galician records to further their research.