History

'Yoi!' Heinz History Center program to honor Cope

Former New York Times sports writer Murray Chass recalls walking into his father's home in Squirrel Hill and hearing a "shrieking, wild" voice coming from ...

Photo gallery: The Daily News, then and now

After 131 years of reporting in the McKeesport area, the Daily News' final edition slid off the press rollers and loaded into the back of ...

St. Vincent Basilica Parish in Unity celebrates 225 years

From modest beginnings as a simple log structure to its current status as the centerpiece of the St. Vincent College campus, the St. Vincent Basilica ...

World War I letters are reminders of Christmas

Christmas has a way of drawing us closer to those who are farthest away. This is evident by our concern for the servicemen and -women ...

Exploring History — Col. Washington's western sojourn

Throughout 1770, George Washington had been experiencing major financial setbacks at his plantation, Mt. Vernon. Two years of poor harvests had thwarted his efforts to achieve ...

Oyler: Reader feedback connects the dots with Bridgeville-area history

I am struck by the contrast between my experience in the classroom at Pitt and the preparation of this weekly column. At Pitt I am ...

Marshall House in Armstrong County rings in 'Christmas'

Crystal, ceramic, clay, paper, plastic and antique glass bells will shine, dangle, glitter and glow Dec. 5 and 6 at Marshall House Museum in Dayton, ...

New documentary recounts Pilgrims' powerful tale

America's beloved holiday may never seem the same again for folks who watch the "The Pilgrims," a PBS documentary premiering Nov. 24 on WQED. The two-hour ...

California (Pa.) professor says Hitler may not have killed himself

Could the man responsible for leading Germany into World War II and creating a system that led to the extermination of 6 million Jews during ...

Film on Hitler's death result of Allegheny County judge's dedication

Little-known filmed interviews from the Duquesne University archives are at the heart ofa Smithsonian Channel film on the death of Adolf Hitler. "The Day Hitler Died" ...

Derry historical society presents Pomeroy historic preservation awards

The Derry Area Historical Society honored three local residents last month with the group's annual John Pomeroy Awards for Historic Preservation. The 2015 award recipients are ...

Hartwood Mansion volunteer decorators bring the holidays alive

Carol Vivaldi has a knack for decorating, and she likes to share the history of Hartwood Mansion with people who visit there. Vivaldi has spent ...

Former officer to release history of New Ken crime

Organized crime can be a compelling subject to explore. It becomes even more alluring when you're a former police officer, and the organized crime was rooted ...

Carnegie Science Center plans breakfast, D-Day movie for veterans

The Carnegie Science Center is hosting a special event for veterans on Nov. 14, the Saturday after Veterans Day. The event, co-hosted by the Veterans ...

Postcard show in Tarentum to include greetings on 'any topic, item, place'

Calling all deltiologists. Well, perhaps a better way to put it: Calling all postcard fans. Deltiology is the study and collection of postcards, and the Allegheny-Kiski Historical ...

Exploring History: Latrobe's son was notable in his own way

Among the foremost architects in the United States amid the early 19th century was Benjamin Latrobe Sr. of Philadelphia. During his illustrious career, he designed a ...

Holocaust Center's grand opening celebrates permanent home in Greenfield

Harry Schneider was 2 years old when World War II began. When his father, who was in the Polish army, saw all the atrocities the ...

Downtown Pittsburgh Macy's donates bits of history

Macy's agreed to donate numerous items from its iconic former Downtown store to Western Pennsylvania history groups, preserving locally significant artifacts that range from mundane ...

Soldiers' stories at Gettysburg Cal U Roundtable topic

Prior to World War II, Ernie Pyle achieved national journalistic notoriety for describing the lives and plight of average citizens in rural areas of the ...