Western Pennsylvania History Magazine

Western Pennsylvania History has presented scholarship for a broad audience since 1918 as the region’s oldest continually-published magazine. History Center members receive a free subscription to this award-winning quarterly publication.

Current Issue

Western Pennsylvania History Winter 2018-19

The Winter 2018-19 issue of Western Pennsylvania History includes feature articles on:

  • The Coffey Club regional Jewish basketball team
  • Influenza’s devastating impact in Western Pennsylvania in 1918
  • Ohio Country Freemasonry and American Exceptionalism

As well as columns about:

  • The harsh winter of 1761-62 at Fort Pitt
  • Olympian Dan McCoy and the Mighty Penguins sled hockey team
  • The Detre Library & Archives’ cookbook project
  • Western State Penitentiary and the architecture of incarceration (part 2)
  • St. Clair’s Hilltop Urban Farm: growing organic food and teaching farming to new generations
  • Alcoa aluminum’s expansion into the fashion world in the 1950s and ’60s
  • Bernice Saka’s learning experiences at the History Center as the recipient of the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s Robert F. Smith Fund internship

You can purchase a copy of the current issue online in the History Center’s e-store.

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Back Issues: 1918 – 2014

Thanks to a unique partnership with Penn State University, every issue of Western Pennsylvania History from 1918 through 2014 is now available online as fully searchable PDFs.

Read back issues of the magazine online.

Content list for back issues 2002 – present.


Current issues of Western Pennsylvania History magazine are available for $7.95 in the Museum Shop, online shop, or by phone at 412-454-6300, and are mailed to all History Center members, who may choose between the print version an an e-version. For a sample of the e-mag that members can choose to receive, click here. A selection of back issues are available for $4.95 per magazine.

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Magazine Submission Guidelines

Please download this PDF to read the submission guidelines for Western Pennsylvania History Magazine.