Events

Heinz History Center

21+ Night: Game Theory (Cancelled)

6:00 pm

This program has been canceled.

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.

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

21+ Night: Fort Pitt Museum’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

6:00 pm

Celebrate 50 years of storytelling at the Forks of the Ohio River at this 21+ after hours program at the Fort Pitt Museum.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Pitt 50 Family Day

10:00 am

In celebration of the museum’s 50th anniversary, the Fort Pitt Museum will offer special throwback pricing. Come explore two floors of exhibits commemorating the history of the Forks of the Ohio River.

Heinz History Center

UPMC Kids Free Sunday

10:00 am

Kids are free each Sunday in June, thanks to UPMC. All children age 17 and under receive free admission to see the History Center’s six floors of award-winning exhibitions and interactive learning spaces.

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., noon, 1 p.m., 2 pm., & 3 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.

Heinz History Center

Veterans Free Day

10:00 am

The History Center is offering free admission for veterans and active duty military on select dates throughout the run of The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition.

Fort Pitt Museum

Flag Raising Ceremony

10:45 am

Commemorate the Fourth of July with the Fort Pitt Museum in Point State Park!

Fort Pitt Museum

Fourth at the Fort

11:00 am

Enjoy special living history demonstrations in Point State Park this Fourth of July!

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.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Vault of Pittsburgh

10:30 am

What do you want people to know about you and our city in the future? Look at our 1939 Westinghouse time capsule replica, then fill, bury, and dig up your own.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Heinz History Center

Smithsonian Screening: The Day We Walked on the Moon

2:00 pm

On the day the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, join the History Center for a special screening of the new Smithsonian Channel documentary film, “The Day We Walked on the Moon.”

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

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

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.

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.

Heinz History Center

Source-ry: History, Myths, and Magic Camp

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

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

Fort Pitt and Native Knowledge 360° Teacher Workshop

8:30 am

This four-hour educator workshop provides teachers with an introduction to the Smithsonian Institution’s Native Knowledge 360° National Education Initiative.

Heinz History Center

10th Annual Bocce Tournament & Festival

Come play some bocce for a worthy cause this summer at the History Center’s 10th annual Bocce Tournament & Festival.

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 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

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.

Heinz History Center

Black Media and the Vietnam War

7:00 pm

Join Samuel W Black, the History Center’s lead curator on The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition, for an in-depth conversation on the role of Black media during the Vietnam War era.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Victory Foods

10:30 am

Explore World War II stories and make wartime-inspired recipes. Try treats that will fit within your ration book budget.

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 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.

Meadowcroft

Vintage Base Ball Game

12:00 pm

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

Celebrity Golf Tournament

10:30 am

The History Center’s Celebrity Golf Tournament is like no other in Pittsburgh! This tournament benefits the programs and education services of the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum.

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

1:00 pm
18th Century Forts | Grades 4-6

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn information about the style and structure of 18th century forts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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: Nellie Bly’s Journey

10:30 am

Commemorate the 130th anniversary of the beginning of Pittsburgher Nellie Bly’s record-setting solo trip around the world by making foods she might have tried along the way.

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

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

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.