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 Winter 2022–23 issue of Western Pennsylvania History magazine includes feature articles on:

• Celebrating Franco Harris and the 50th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception

• The peculiar stories surrounding the first public park in downtown Pittsburgh

• A visual history of the Railroad Bridges of Southwestern Pennsylvania

• Santa John Suhr’s memories of Christmas in Pittsburgh and its department stores

As well as columns about:

• Seneca chief Guyasuta’s mission in the Ohio Country

• The Holiday House Motel and Supper Club archival collection

• The rise of apartment living in Oakland

• Meyersdale Public Library

• Founding and continuing work of the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

• The Pittsburgh School of Plastics trade school

• Attorney Eric W. Springer collection

• Hearts Content protected area within the Allegheny National Forest

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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