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

Current Issue

The Summer 2023 issue of Western Pennsylvania History magazine includes feature articles on:

• The art of painter Don Troiani and the new Wars of Empire and Liberty exhibition

• Scottish immigrant James Bryce and the early glass industry in Pittsburgh

• Mystery writer Mary Roberts Rinehart’s front line World War I reporting

As well as columns about:

• Tom Hines, Black provincial soldier at Fort Pitt

• Jordan Geist throwing for distance

• Disability rights advocate Patricia Clapp

• The mansard roof

• Spotlight on HCAP: Preservation Pittsburgh

• Finding and saving erased Black cemeteries

• Abby Neal, Pittsburgh’s queen of country music

• African American media and marketing collections

• The ties that bind with the tradition of family reunions

Purchase the Magazine

Current issues of Western Pennsylvania History magazine are available for $7.95 in the Museum Shop and are mailed to all History Center members, who may choose between the print version and 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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Back Issues

Thanks to a unique partnership with Penn State University, every issue of Western Pennsylvania History from 1918 through 2018 is now available online as fully searchable PDFs.

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Exclusive Online Articles & Book Reviews

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