Events

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 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

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: From Slavery to Freedom

1:00 pm

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

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

Rocket Workshop at Bethel Park Public Library

6:00 pm

We’ll be at Bethel Park Public Library’s “Last Blast” party where kids and stop by our Mission Control table to build and decorate their own paper air rockets.

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 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Celebrate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

10:30 am

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” as we play, laugh, watch, and enjoy creating in this session that explores the world of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Heinz History Center

The Assassination of Martin Luther King

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “The Assassination of Martin Luther King,” part of the 2018 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at Sharpsburg Community Library

4:30 pm

We’ll be at Sharpsburg Community Library’s STEAM Lab on Aug. 23. Join us to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

Heinz History Center

Naturalization Ceremony

10:00 am

Welcome new citizens in a naturalization ceremony.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at Robinson Township Library

2:00 pm

Join us at Robinson Township Library on Aug. 24 to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

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 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today.

Heinz History Center

All Scout Badge Day

10:00 am

Boy and Girl Scouts of all ages can earn badges at the History Center.

Fort Pitt Museum

Indian Captive, Indian King: Peter Williamson’s American Odyssey

11:00 am

Dr. Timothy Shannon will unravel fact from fiction in Peter Williamson’s Indian captivity odyssey.

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.

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 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays this summer.

Heinz History Center

“The Cooking Gene” with Michael Twitty

6:00 pm

Culinary historian Michael Twitty brings a fresh perspective to race and food in his illuminating new memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at the History Center

12:00 pm

We’re hosting air rocket-building workshops at the History Center for elementary-aged kids. Workshop participants will build and decorate their own paper rockets and learn about the Apollo 11 mission.

Heinz History Center

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

7:00 pm

Join author Maxwell King at the History Center for the launch of the first-ever full-length biography of Pittsburgh original Fred Rogers.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at Brentwood Library

3:30 pm

We’ll be at Brentwood Library’s Kids Club on Sept. 5. Join us to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

Heinz History Center

Sally Kalson: The Early Years

6:00 pm

Before she became a beloved columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sally Kalson was a young reporter with deep roots, a strong will, a clear voice, and a desire to lead a meaningful life.

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

Rocket Workshop at Oakmont Carnegie Library

10:30 am

Join us at Oakmont Carnegie Library on Sept. 8 to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at the History Center

12:00 pm

We’re hosting air rocket-building workshops at the History Center for elementary-aged kids. Workshop participants will build and decorate their own paper rockets and learn about the Apollo 11 mission.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at Cooper-Siegel Community Library

2:00 pm

Join us at Cooper-Siegel Community Library on Sept. 9 to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

Heinz History Center

Celebrity Golf Tournament

10:30 am

The History Center’s Celebrity Golf Tournament is like no other in Pittsburgh!

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at Whitehall Library

7:00 pm

Join us at Whitehall Library on Sept. 10 to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

10:00 am

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn about the Delaware Treaty signed in 1778 at Fort Pitt, which was the first treaty signed between the new United States and an American Indian Nation.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Dressing the Part: Clothing and Costumes

10:30 am

Explore clothing and costumes through time, including how textiles are made and how fashion has changed.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at Western Allegheny Community Library

5:00 pm

We’ll be at Western Allegheny Community Library’s Elementary Maker Lab on Sept. 13. Join us to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

Heinz History Center

When the Smoke Clears: A Talk with Dr. Ervin Staub

7:00 pm

Psychology professor and Holocaust survivor Dr. Ervin Staub discusses his research and activism into the roots of violence and the ways communities heal from acts of violence.

Fort Pitt Museum

Pittsburgh History Paddle

9:00 am

Join the Fort Pitt Museum and Venture Outdoors on a kayaking adventure that will focus on the 18th century history of Pittsburgh’s rivers.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at the History Center

12:00 pm

We’re hosting air rocket-building workshops at the History Center for elementary-aged kids. Workshop participants will build and decorate their own paper rockets and learn about the Apollo 11 mission.

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

History Explorers: Celebrating “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”

10:30 am

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” be inspired by a visit to the stage set of his pioneering TV show, and produce your own digital media in the galleries.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at Northland Public Library

7:00 pm

Join us at Northland Public Library on Sept. 19 to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at Moon Twp. Library

7:00 pm

Join us at Moon Twp. Library on Sept. 20 to build and decorate your own rocket and learn more about the story of Apollo 11.

Heinz History Center

Rocket Workshop at the History Center

12:00 pm

We’re hosting air rocket-building workshops at the History Center for elementary-aged kids. Workshop participants will build and decorate their own paper rockets and learn about the Apollo 11 mission.

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

Blastoff Opening Day

10:00 am

Join us on the launchpad for the opening of Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission at the History Center!

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.

Fort Pitt Museum

Treaty of Fort Pitt: 240th Anniversary Commemoration

11:00 am

Commemorate the 240th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Fort Pitt with living historians that will include guests from the Delaware Tribe.

Fort Pitt Museum

First in Peace: The Delaware Indian Nation and its 1778 Treaty with the U.S.

6:00 pm

Join the Fort Pitt Museum in welcoming back Dr. David Preston, author of “Braddock’s Defeat,” for a lecture on the 1778 Treaty of Fort Pitt.

Heinz History Center

Italian Heritage Day

10:00 am

Commemorate your italianità with a full day of activities including food, music, and more!

Meadowcroft

Walk in Penn’s Woods

1:00 pm

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

10:00 am

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will learn about 18th century cooking and participate in a brief hands-on lesson before adventuring up Mount Washington to explore one of Pittsburgh’s urban hiking paths and the Duquesne Incline.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Here, There, and Everywhere: The Pittsburgh Glass Story

10:30 am

Pittsburgh glass is everywhere! 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.

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

Destination Moon Launch Party for Educators

5:30 pm

Join the History Center’s education team to kick off the opening of the Destination Moon exhibition with our very own Moon Party!

Heinz History Center

Destination Moon Launch Party

6:00 pm

Join the History Center for a building-wide celebration of 1969’s history-making moonshot and this groundbreaking new exhibition from the Smithsonian.

Meadowcroft

Archaeology Day

12:00 pm

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

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: The Inventions of H.J. Heinz

10:30 am

Become a food scientists and expert marketer as we explore the H.J. Heinz Company’s global empire. Make your own ketchup and design the label that will help sell it!

Heinz History Center

Hometown-Homegrown

10:00 am
Presented in partnership with GoodTaste! Pittsburgh

Calling all foodies! Get a taste of Western Pennsylvania’s finest flavors at the seventh annual Hometown-Homegrown™.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Celebrate Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

10:30 am

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” as we play, laugh, watch, and enjoy creating in this session that explores the world of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

Heinz History Center

Living Dead Meets Walking Dead: Zombies in Pittsburgh

6:00 pm

Zombies are everywhere these days, but did you know this modern phenom got its start right here in the Steel City? Join us for a pre-Halloween evening exploring the innovations of “Night of the Living Dead” creator, Pittsburgh’s own George Romero.

Meadowcroft

Meadowcroft’s Fall Finale

12:00 pm

Spend an autumn afternoon outside celebrating the final day of Meadowcroft’s milestone 50th season! Join us for a day of special, fall-themed programming.

Fort Pitt Museum

Fort Night – 18th Century Libations

6:00 pm

Celebrate Pittsburgh’s 18th century beer history at the Fort Pitt Museum with an after-hours program for guests 21+ featuring local Pittsburgh breweries.

Heinz History Center

First Man: An Evening with James R. Hansen

7:00 pm

Join the History Center for an evening with James R. Hansen, author of “First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong” and expert consultant on the upcoming feature film.

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

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.

Heinz History Center

How They Got Over

5:30 pm

Join us at the Frick Environmental Center for a screening of “How They Got Over,” part of the 2018 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series.

Heinz History Center

Young Washington: An Evening with Peter Stark

6:00 pm

Join the History Center and author Peter Stark to explore what Stark describes as the “naïve and self-absorbed” early years of America’s founding father, George Washington.

Heinz History Center

Intersections of History and Pop Culture

10:00 am

Educators, join the History Center for a discussion of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”’s impact with Smithsonian curator Ryan Lintelman.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

Fort Pitt Museum

Forks of the Ohio Homeschool Series

10:00 am

In this Fort Pitt Museum homeschool series class, students will prepare for winter by learning how early settlers lived on the frontier and participate in hands-on activities and crafts, including includes making a winter bird feeder.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Cooking Up History: African American Food Traditions

10:30 am

Explore foodways brought from Africa and then help make recipes that show how these traditions have shaped American food!

Heinz History Center

Treasures in the Archives

10:30 am

Join us for the fifth annual Treasures in the Archives, a special public program that will honor and explore a selection of stories preserved in our collections.

Heinz History Center

History Explorers: Pittsburgh and the Movies

10:30 am

Explore Pittsburgh’s Hollywood stories, look at costumes and clothing and see how they have changed over time, and weave a simple pattern. Then, become a director or an actor and make your own mini movie!

Heinz History Center

Homeschool Day: From Pittsburgh to the Moon

10:00 am

Have fun exploring the Destination Moon exhibition, featuring the Command Module Columbia and other artifacts from the Apollo space program.

Heinz History Center

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

Honor the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor with a ceremonial flag ceremony and folding in the History Center’s Great Hall.

Heinz History Center

Hop Into History: Trains, Planes, and Trolleys

10:30 am

Have fun in our galleries as we hop on a trolley, build an airplane, and explore Pittsburgh innovations that improved train travel.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

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

Flag Ceremony

12:00 pm

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

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.