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: Spring 2019

The Spring 2019 issue of Western Pennsylvania History includes feature articles on:

  • Pittsburghers who served in the Vietnam War
  • The founding and family legacy of Sestili Nursery in Oakland
  • The rise of Pittsburgh’s downtown Greyhound bus terminal and Esther Bubley’s photography

As well as columns about:

  • Preserving the Miller Schoolhouse at Meadowcroft
  • The Samuel Musgrave industrial photograph collection
  • Frederick Osterling’s residential designs in Brighton Heights
  • Wayne Cole’s experiences train hopping in the 1960s through the ’80s
  • The Hughes family activism and their Vietnam War protest banner
  • The Joseph Esposito and Parkway Landscaping collection

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.