A Woman’s Place: How Women Shaped Pittsburgh

OPENS MARCH 23, 2024 

There is no shortage of history-making women with Western Pennsylvania connections, but their stories have often been overlooked in the history books and overshadowed by the achievements of Pittsburgh industrialists.

This spring, the History Center will flip the script and take an unprecedented deep dive into lives and achievements of these fierce and unflappable women inside a major new exhibition, A Woman’s Place: How Women Shaped Pittsburgh, opening on March 23, 2024.

Take an interactive, thematic journey through women’s history from the early 1800s to modern day, learning along the way how women’s fortitude and resolve helped to pave the way for future generations.

The exhibition will feature rare artifacts from inspiring women, such as legendary journalist Nellie Bly, Pittsburghers who played in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL), civil rights activist Daisy Lampkin, groundbreaking filmmaker Lois Weber, and more.

Stay tuned for more details about what to expect in the exhibition in early 2024.