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Hopewell hall of fame, museum celebrates retro arcade games

By Michael Machosky
You might be old enough to know the feeling of quarters burning a hole in your pocket. You might know the fear that somewhere there ...

Cal U professor recalls talks with a Hitler henchman

By Chris Buckley
Whenever Adolf Hitler visited Albert Speer, they would walk along a path at his Heidelberg, Germany, home. More than 35 years later, Speer walked along ...

Memorial Day services honor the fallen in Pittsburgh area

By Bob Karlovits
Two of the best-known Memorial Day services in the area stand out in the way they honor the fallen and celebrate the freedom their heroism ...

Name behind North Shore’s Lacock Street holds long history

By Miles Richards
During the past few years, the north shore of Pittsburgh certainly has attracted many visitors. Countless sports fan regularly attend the respective sporting venues. And they also patronize the numerous bars and restaurants throughout that district. Perhaps a few persons have ...

Home-turned-business goes back to Harrison’s founding days

By Joyce Hanz
They say every house has a story, and the stately brick Federal-style home perched on a small hill overlooking Mt. Airy Cemetery along Freeport Road ...

Historical painter Buxton brings 18th-century art to life

By Deborah A. Brehun
When John Buxton paints, he makes history come to life down to the buttons on the coat or the buckle on a shoe. To assure ...

Donegal historian addresses Civil War roundtable group

By Trib Total Media
Paige Palmer, 16, of Donegal recently spoke to the Southern-Maryland Civil War Roundtable Group outside of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. She was invited ...

Pennsylvania tavern built in 1735 burns down, nobody hurt

By The Associated Press
MACUNGIE — A Pennsylvania tavern housed in a building erected nearly 300 years ago has burned, but nobody inside was hurt. The fire started at the Buckeye Tavern in Lower Macungie Township about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. It’s located about 60 ...

Pyrex, Pa.: Charleroi celebrating the centennial of its famed product

By Bob Karlovits
A name change is being cooked up for Charleroi. Beginning May 16, the Washington County town is going to be named for probably its best-known product: ...

Iron furnaces highlight of Connellsville historical talk

By Laura Szepesi
Iron furnaces were the hot topic at a recent Laurel Highlands Ambassadors program, held at The Connellsville Canteen. Iron furnaces predated steel mills, thriving from ...

Connellsville library speaker specializes in history of Great Depression program

By Laura Szepesi
In the beginning, they were nicknamed FDR’s Tree Army, the Khaki Kids and other assorted names. But when communities saw how hard they worked and ...

4 Valley residents lost lives in Lusitania’s fateful voyage

By Liz Hayes
A century ago today, the RMS Lusitania sank more than 3,000 miles away, but its impact rippled through the Alle-Kiski Valley. At least nine people with ...

Speaker’s research exonerates Confederate leader Ewell

By Les Harvath
Now that the 150th anniversary celebrations and observances of the Civil War have created a renewed interest in the American conflict, historians are able to again re-examine and focus on some of the issues that were spawned by the war. As ...

History Corridor celebrates McKeesport hospital’s 121-year heritage

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
Since 1894, the former McKeesport Hospital has forged a rich history in the community. That legacy is honored in the UPMC McKeesport History Corridor, which was ...

Archives detail Pittsburghers who sailed on the Lusitania

By Joe Wos
On May 1, 1915, the RMS Lusitania of the Cunard Line began a Trans-Atlantic journey from New York to Liverpool, England, that would hasten America’s ...

Heinz History Center chooses honorees for annual awards dinner

By Bob Karlovits
Basketball star Suzie McConnell Serio and 84 Lumber founder Joseph Hardy III will be among the five honorees at this year’s History Makers Awards Dinner. The ...

What’s in a name? A Pittsburgh connection to Britain’s new princess

By Salena Zito
Like Kevin Bacon and the six degrees of separation, there always seems to be a Pittsburgh connection to world events — even the naming of ...

Landmarks program will focus on Alle-Kiski Valley union organizer Sellins

By Joyce Hanz
Celebrate Tarentum’s vibrant historical past at the Tarentum History & Landmarks Foundation’s annual banquet May 9 at First United Presbyterian Church in Tarentum. Open to the ...

Gathering celebrates relocated 1824 farmhouse in Allegheny Twp.

By Joyce Hanz
Keeping the past alive is hard work. Just ask David and Audrey Ann Krzeminski, proud owners of a historic family heirloom home along White Cloud Road ...

Apollo Historical Society will honor Nellie Bly at 151st birthday celebration

By Debbie Black
Nellie Bly is Apollo’s favorite famous person, and her legacy and life still capture interest a century-and-a-half after her birth. For Apollo-Ridge High School seniors ...