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.
The Fall 2018 issue of Western Pennsylvania History includes feature articles on:
- The creation of the Destination Moon exhibit and history of the National Air and Space Museum’s Apollo collection
- Numerous Pittsburgh company’s contributions to the Apollo 11 mission
- Profiles of Western Pennsylvanians and astronauts who made the mission to the Moon possible
- Space exploration history in photos
- Toys and childhood memories of the Apollo era
As well as columns about:
- The history of Meadowcroft’s beginnings during its 50th season
- Astronaut Mike Fincke and his Terrible Towel wave from space
- Businesswoman Maude Y. Hawkins and her Hill District sausage company
- Western State Penitentiary and the architecture of incarceration (part 1)
- Goldie Kunce and her memories of traveling and performing in a local dance troupe
- Jules Verne’s vision of space travel in From the Earth to the Moon
- The Vacca family’s struggle for U.S. citizenship
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.
Exclusive Online Articles & Book Reviews
Read expanded online-only articles from past issues of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine.
- Getting to Know George Washington, by Jeffrey H. Schwartz
- America’s Toughest Golf Course: Oakmont Country Club, 1903-1922, by Steven Scholssman
- County Fair Encounters, by Richard M. Voelker
- Petroleum Pioneers, by Alfred N. Mann
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