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 2023–24 issue of Western Pennsylvania History magazine includes feature articles on:

• The founding of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s first children’s department

• Combustible engine collections preserved and displayed at The Greenberg Cadillac Museum and Coolspring Power Museum

• How Hamilton Realty and Frederick G. Scheibler Jr. Changed the Look of Pittsburgh’s East End

As well as columns about:

• Two French-made 18th-century cannons that served the Revolutionary cause displayed at the Fort Pitt Museum

• Football player Bill Fralic, known for his talent and his physical size

• The Gaddie-Truman Family Papers and Photographs

• Architect Maximilian Nirdlinger

• Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum

• Egyptian Revival influences within historic cemetery landscapes

• Ice Capades performers Irma Thomas and Orrin Markhus

• African dance and cultural icon Mama Kadiatou Conte-Forte

• The Eagle Hotel in Waterford, Erie County

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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 also receive an e-version. A selection of back issues are available for $4.95 per magazine.

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