Stop by the History Center for some holiday cheer with master storyteller Andy Masich!
Masich, the History Center’s president and CEO, 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.
During the height of the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy challenged America to take on a seemingly impossible task – to be the first to reach the Moon. The astronauts were the “rock stars” of the Apollo 11 mission, but NASA estimates that more than 400,000 Americans rolled up their sleeves to help make the dream a reality. Many of these unsung heroes with that “we can do it!” spirit hailed from Western Pennsylvania.
Now learn the rest of the story – and prepare to be inspired!
Prior to Andy’s discussion, don’t miss Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission, a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition developed in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The exhibit features a national treasure – the Command Module Columbia – along with more than 100 extraordinary artifacts like Buzz Aldrin’s space helmet, a Moon rock, the Apollo 11 crew’s survival kit, and much more!
Admission to “How Pittsburgh Put a Man on the Moon” includes a special Holiday Hot Cocoa Bar and access to the History Center’s six floors of exhibitions, including Destination Moon, the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, and more.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $9 for kids 6-17, and free for History Center members* and kids age 5 and under.
Doors open at 2:30 p.m. in the museum’s fifth-floor Mueller Center.
*History Center members must pre-register and present their member card to gain entry to this event.
For more information, please contact Angela M. Gaitaniella at email@example.com or 412-454-6405.