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Apollo Historical Society celebrates its own 45-year history

By Debbie Black
Members of the Apollo Area Historical Society journeyed into Apollo’s past and will share how it has been preserved as they celebrate the society’s 45th ...

Time, fire take toll on historic structures in, around Pittsburgh

By Jason Cato
The roof burned away, and the third floor crashed into the second, which fell onto the first. But enough of Scenery Hill’s Century Inn remains ...

Civil War letters lead to O’Hara woman’s book

By Tawnya Panizzi
O’Hara resident Carolyn Wilson unearthed more than nostalgia and history when she found a stack of Civil War-era letters in the attic of her childhood ...

Newly discovered photo, lithograph give glimpse of Pittsburgh’s past

By Rex Rutkoski
Pittsburgh’s past comes alive again in special exhibits spotlighting rare 19th century views of the Point and surrounding neighborhoods. One opens Aug. 18 at the Frick ...

Former Tarentum High School’s 100th anniversary being celebrated

By Debbie Black
The old Tarentum High School building has served thousands of children of varying ages over its 100-year history. Built in 1915 as an elementary school, it ...

DNA proves President Harding fathered child out of wedlock

By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — First, DNA testing all but confirmed Thomas Jefferson bedded his slave Sally Hemings. Now it’s rewriting another chapter in presidential history, this one …

History center exhibit marks 100th anniversary of FOP

By Tribune-Review
The Senator John Heinz History Center is showcasing a short-term display about the Fraternal Order of Police, an organization that a group of Pittsburgh police ...

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 ...

Bloody Angle battle topic of Cal U Civil War Roundtable

By Les Harvath
Part of U.S. Grant’s overland campaign toward Petersburg and Richmond from May 8-21, 1864, the 21⁄2 week engagement came to be known as the battle ...

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 12:09 p.m.
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 11:30 p.m.
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 10:41 a.m.
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
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 ...