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

  • Trailblazing Black architect Walter L. Roberts and his modern designs for urban and industrial sites
  • George Westinghouse’s discovery of natural gas at Solitude
  • Hostetter’s stomach bitters and the patent medicine industry

As well as columns about:

  • John Irwin, an Irish-born trader at Fort Pitt
  • Title IX at 50
  • The Crandall-McKenzie & Henderson Records
  • Alvernia Campus of the Sisters of St. Francis
  • Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill Archives
  • Penn Forest Natural Burial Park
  • A Pittsburgh rubella inoculation campaign using a jet inoculator
  • World War I veteran Everett Meade Scott Jr.
  • Petroglyph sites in Pennsylvania

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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Magazine Submission Guidelines

Please download this PDF to read the submission guidelines for Western Pennsylvania History Magazine.

Exclusive Online Articles & Book Reviews

Read expanded online-only articles from past issues of Western Pennsylvania History Magazine.