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Veteran reporter to discuss coverage of Civil War during Cal U roundtable

By Les Harvath
Listening to Len Barcousky tell his story, one can actually sense the chills shivering up and down his spine as he recounts his excursion to …

Museum exhibit to display history of Harmony

By Rachel Farkas
Visitors will get a chance to experience never-before-seen parts of Harmony’s history in a new exhibit at the Harmony Museum opening in April. “Out of …

Curators gather famed signatures from U.S. archives

By The Associated Press
An eclectic mix of some of the most cherished autographs in history — including those of George Washington and Michael Jackson — will be on display to showcase what curators say is the dying art of the signature. The “Marking …

McKeesport history center hosts traveling Civil War exhibit

By Carol Waterloo Frazier
Western Pennsylvania is steeped in history and its role in the Civil War is chronicled in an exhibit that opens Saturday at the McKeesport Regional …

Many fear Pittsburgh’s Hill District will never reach another zenith

By Bob Bauder
February is Black History Month, and it is impossible to know Pittsburgh’s black history without telling the story of the Hill District. Teeming with life …

Soldiers & Sailors’ Lincoln exhibit will move to North Side

By Bob Karlovits
Bruce Klein is hoping Abraham Lincoln can help to preserve the Photo Antiquities Museum the way he did the Union. The founder of the museum …

Donora Historical Society program will recall genesis of West Columbia

By Ron Paglia
Donora will mark its 113th birthday this year, but there was a town on the site long before that — some 200 years ago. That …

History center says ‘no, thanks’ to Wholey smiling fish sign

By Bill Vidonic
The Senator John Heinz History Center has tossed a big fish back in the water. The history center won a popularity vote to become the …

Heinz History Center’s ‘Slavery to Freedom’ exhibit upgraded

By Bob Karlovits
New features have been added to the “From Slavery to Freedom” exhibit at the Senator John Heinz History Center to go along with programs celebrating February’s Black History Month. The programs will begin Feb. 5 with a youth summit to …

2 Western Pa. historical sites listed among most endangered in the state

By Bill Zlatos
A train station in Coraopolis abandoned about 30 years ago and the VA’s campus in Lincoln-Lemington are among the most endangered historic sites in the …

Time unkind to some Pittsburgh city neighborhoods

By Bob Bauder
Andy Syka nearly cried the last time he visited his childhood stomping grounds in Woods Run. It was a far cry from the North Side …

Historical ‘Around Connellsville’ book now available

By Marilyn Forbes 6:16 p.m.
A lifelong history buff whose love of the past has been a true passion, Karen Hechler of Connellsville recently saw a dream come true when …

Strand Theater’s centennial celebration a nod to history

By Tribune-Review 5:57 p.m.
The Strand Theater in Zelienople turns 100 this year, and a year-long celebration of programs and activities taking audiences through the decades is set to begin this month. The centennial celebration will start in the 1910s with a Silent Film …

Mars train station houses a century’s worth of history

By David Mcelhinny
With more than a century of history contained inside the fully-restored building that now doubles as a museum of sorts, the Mars Train Station houses …

West Overton seeks funds to authenticate documents

By Karl Polacek
Documents from as early as the 1700s that have surfaced at West Overton Village & Museums bear signatures of some of the nation’s top historical …

Footlocker holds Pittsburgh artist’s sketches of WWII soldiers

By Rex Rutkoski
The significance of Pittsburgh native Elizabeth Black’s accomplishments in World War II were never fully appreciated by her sons when they were growing up. A …

Indiana County erects monument to area Civil War veterans

By Brigid Beatty
INDIANA – After a century and a half, a wish of area Civil War Union veterans — and now their families — has been fulfilled. …

Coin collector will award unusual tip

By Rachel Weaver
Getting a single coin for a tip would usually damper any waiter’s day. But the coin Blaine Shiff intends to leave behind Oct. 21 at …

Federal government to let states pay to open national parks

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Thursday it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown. Governors in at least four states have asked for authority …

Fort Ligonier Days make everything old new again

By Cynthia Bombach Helzel
At Fort Ligonier Days, everything old — and not so old — is new again. In addition to the re-enactments of the historic Battle of …