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: Summer 2018

The Summer 2018 issue of Western Pennsylvania History includes feature articles on:

  • Pittsburgh Police women’s fight for equal employment opportunities and their experiences while working on the force
  • The rise and fall of evangelist John Sproul and his Glory Barn churches
  • The paper trail and travels of WWI soldier Lloyd Gibson from Washington County

As well as columns about:

  • The 1778 Treaty with the Delaware Nation at Fort Pitt
  • The art of pysanky and a Penguins fan’s special dedication to the team
  • Bet Tikvah Congregation Records
  • Restoring the Century Inn of Washington County
  • Historic Deutschtown neighborhood and Interstate 279
  • Officer Clemmons, the helpful police officer of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”
  • The legacy of the Craft family revealed through a love story in the book “Heart and Soul”

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.