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Residents seek to shore up status of Shadyside’s rare exposed-wood street

By Kate Benz
It isn’t often when a street functions as the center of attention. A place where people stop and stare, reach down and run their hands ...

Re-enactors to help mark anniversary of Battle of Bushy Run

By Tom Mcgee
For historical re-enactors such as Bruce Egli, living out a piece of history is a way to attract the next generation of history buffs. He will ...

Historic Morrow house in Penn Hills up for sale

By Kelsey Shea
Charles Stoner Jr.’s home on Jefferson Road predates electricity, plumbing, the Civil War and nearly every other structure in Penn Hills. “It was around for ...

Remains of 4 early colonial leaders discovered at Jamestown

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Archaeologists have uncovered human remains of four of the earliest leaders of the English colony that would become America, buried for more than ...

Smithsonian exhibit sets out how Pittsburgh region propelled war victory

By Matthew Zabierek
History will take to the air this weekend. As a part of the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the ...

Zombie bridge moves to its final resting place at Heinz History Center

By Gideon Bradshaw
Lying dismembered on the second floor of the Monroeville Mall and surrounded by blood-soaked zombies, a footbridge that has come to symbolize an iconic, homegrown ...

Zombies’ footbridge heading from Monroeville mall to Heinz History Center museum in Pittsburgh

By Gideon Bradshaw
The footbridge from a cult classic filmed at Monroeville Mall will become one of Pittsburgh’s relics. The mall agreed to donate the bridge that fans recognize ...

Tarentum library to sponsor program about region’s glassmaking

By Debbie Black
Local researcher Jacob Diller and historian Cindy Homburg will share the rich history of Tarentum glassmakers July 21 at the Tarentum branch of the Community ...

Pittsburgh artist draws on American slavery record to provoke discussion

By Chris Togneri
Alexi Morrissey approached a shelf in his Homewood art studio and carefully rotated a series of porcelain milk bottles. With each twist, he revealed an unsmiling ...

Whiskey Rebellion Festival marks formative tax protest in Western Pennsylvania

By Chris Fleisher
The tax was imposed more than two centuries ago, but something about it still bothered Bob Tohey. “When they announced they were going to put a ...

Norvelt residents try to preserve community history’s link to Roosevelts

By Mary Pickels
Virginia Boytim Vahaly has a vivid memory of a special day in 1935. It was the day her family moved to the Westmoreland Homesteads in Mt. ...

Roundtable probes role of regiment from Pittsburgh

By Les Harvath 7:09 p.m.
Growing up in Braddock in the 1950s, Ernie Spisak always had an interest in history but never became overly immersed in any particular aspect. Until ...

Donora-Webster bridge plunges into Mon River after 107 years

By Chris Buckley
With onlookers lining nearby hillsides, the 106-year-old Donora-Webster Bridge was demolished Wednesday morning, dropped by explosives in a matter of seconds into the Monongahela River. “Everything ...

Fort Ligonier director of collections works to connect people to region’s history

By Nicole Chynoweth
Erica Nuckles, 32, of Laughlintown grew up in a different era than most people her age. While some children spent their Saturday mornings watching cartoons, a ...

Hartwood Acres to host re-enactment of last moments of Civil War

By Ed Phillipps
For the first time since 1966, Michael Kraus will attend a Civil War re-enactment in modern garb. Well, almost. “I’ll probably have bits and pieces ...

Yough River Park to host Braddock’s Crossing re-enactment

By Marilyn Forbes
Following in the footsteps of those who served long ago, the Connellsville Area Historical society will once again host the re-enactment Braddock’s Crossing next weekend at Yough River Park. The festival and crossing reenactment commemorates Gen. Edward Braddock and his troops’ ...

Iron Garden Walk celebrates regrowth at former steel industry site

By Matthew Zabierek
There’s no keeping nature down. Despite Pittsburgh’s industrial past, green life will always grow again. And it has, as visitors will see June 20, when ...

Discover Pittsburgh’s history online

By Tribune-Review
Whether you are doing some family genealogical research, researching a school project or just want to learn more about Pittsburgh’s history, there is a great ...

Annual Gettysburg art show looks at an unexpected era

By Kellie B. Gormly
For the 18th year in a row, Allison Park artist John Buxton is bringing some of his original paintings to Gettysburg, where he is joining ...

‘Target Tokyo’ brings WWII tale back to life

By Tony Perry
After Pearl Harbor and before D-Day and the Bomb, there was the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, hoping to rally the American public ...