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 Spring 2024 issue of Western Pennsylvania History magazine includes feature articles on:

• A Woman’s Place in History: an overview of the new exhibition A Woman’s Place: How Women Shaped Pittsburgh in seven sections

• Journalists Rita Gould and Sally Kalson working toward professional advancement

As well as columns about:

• Peat bog and Mastodon evidence in our region

• Professional bowling pioneer Louise Fulton

• Lucille Treganowan, “America’s most trusted mechanic”

• Landscape architect Margaret M. Winters

• Zelienople Historical Society

• Mourning attire for women in Western PA

• The Charles Salkin ephemera collection’s documentation of small-town Jewish-owned businesses

• Italian American debutante traditions

• Artists Martha Herpst and Laura Luce’s legacy of service and mentorship

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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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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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