Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, comes out of hibernation for the season’s opening day on May 1. Pack a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day exploring 19,000 years of history. Visit three recreated historic settings, where you can step inside a 16th-century wigwam in the Monongahela Indian Village, throw […]
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As part of Remake Learning Days 2021, families are invited to join Heinz History Center educators to uncover the story of trailblazing journalist and Pittsburgh native Nellie Bly. During this virtual program, Nellie herself will call in all the way from 1891 to share stories from her whirlwind trip around the world. Participants will also make digital projects inspired by Nellie’s journey. REGISTRATION […]
Early learners from ages 3 – 5 are invited to join us for an interactive online session exploring the people, places, and stories that make Pittsburgh unique! This session will feature the story of Alfred Cralle, a Black Pittsburgher who designed and patented an ice cream scoop. REGISTRATION This is a free program, but we welcome donations. […]
The June 9th edition of Hop into History at the Heinz History Center features a Pittsburgh Puppy Tale. The virtual series for little ones from ages 3-5 gives kids a playful insight into Pittsburgh history. In this session, kids will hear about Dog Jack, a brave pup that was a member of a firefighter unit before he joined […]
Heinz History Center launches its Summer Sidewalk Series from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on June 12 with a sports-themed focus on the City of Champions. The free day of fun includes a lineup of family-friendly activities. Design a team jersey, test your football skills n a training camp challenge and put yourself into famous sports moments through the […]
Atlatl Competition, Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village: June 19 An atlatl (pronounced AT-lat-el) is a spear-thrower used by prehistoric hunters before high-tech arms like the bow and arrow were developed. Atlatls were carved from wood, bone or antlers and were used to increase a spear’s velocity and force to bring down big game like elk […]
People have been hunting at Meadowcroft for 19,000 years! Now, for the very first time in Pennsylvania, you can watch bow hunters compete in the Beast Mode Archery Challenge. This multi-staged event tests archers’ strength, stamina, and endurance in high-pressure, simulated hunting scenarios using 3D foam targets. Free with admission to Meadowcroft.
Revolutionary Americans took a great leap of faith by establishing a new government based on the sovereignty of the people. Power would not be in the hands of a monarchy or a dictator … but instead, entrusted to its citizens. Every generation since has faced questions ignited by that revolution while on a quest to […]
The July 10th episode of the Summer Sidewalk Series at Heinz History Center puts the focus on Pittsburgh favorites. Kids will design their own pickle pin and create a Burton Morris-inspired Pop Art masterpiece. Pittsburgh amusement park history will be visited with a stroll down the midway. Summer Sidewalk Series takes place from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at […]