History

Battle of Bushy Run re-enactment will benefit heritage society

The sounds of musket fire echo this weekend at Bushy Run Battlefield in Penn Township during the annual re-enactment of the bloody confrontation in August ...

Museum to get haunting relics of wrecked slave ship

The Portuguese slave ship had left Mozambique Island four weeks earlier and headed along the East African coast with its cargo of 500 captives, bound ...

French Creek Heritage Event looks back in time at historic waterway

Like explorers of the 1750s, Mark Roche and his colleagues have discovered the significance of French Creek. The creek was a highway to the Allegheny River ...

Duncan & Miller Glass Show highlights dinner sets

"Dining With Duncan" is the theme of this year's Duncan & Miller Glass Show and Sale, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 22 ...

Steal a rock from Gettysburg battlefield and risk the curse

National Civil War parks usually don't discuss theft from battlefields for fear it will encourage more of the same. However, the most recent post on ...

One of Pittsburgh's oldest homesteads sits abandoned in Beltzhoover

Lloyd Wood, who considers himself the mayor of Pittsburgh's Beltzhoover neighborhood, had no idea he had been living for more than 35 years near the ...

Muralists group set to paint Butler's history

Their canvas is a blank wall. The Walldogs are a group of highly skilled painters and mural artists from all over the globe, who fashion murals ...

Hanna's Town re-creates historic court cases

Go back in time this weekend to Historic Hanna's Town for a perspective of how justice was dispensed — sometimes severely — in Western Pennsylvania ...

Book examines 125 years of New Kensington in pictures

George Guido sees history as "part of a path of how we got to where we are," and the writer is taking readers down another ...

Group preserving history through Perryopolis Quaker Church restoration

Del Carson is the sixth-generation owner of his Perry Township farm, where he raises beef cattle. From his property, he can see the one-room Providence Meeting ...

Stunning attic find leads to Civil War book

Carleton Young's work as a historian also has made him into a detective. In putting together a book based on more than 250 letters from the ...

Historical marker for foundry dedicated Downtown

The Dolley Payne Madison Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 on Saturday dedicated a historical marker at the Park Building on Fifth Avenue, ...

Tarentum village offers authentic look at early 1900s

Visitors to the Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society museum can step back in time to see an early 1900s village when it opens to the public ...

Talking trains: Program recalls industrial heyday of Allegheny Valley

The history of railroad and steel in the Allegheny Valley will be in the spotlight April 27 at Central Presbyterian Church in Tarentum. "People of ...

Hungarian heritage apparent across Western Pa.

Hungarian culture has its place in the Western Pennsylvania melting pot. There are Hungarian restaurants, social organizations, churches, publications and language classes. This year's 60th ...

Pittsburgh kicks off bicentennial celebration

Pittsburgh celebrated the bicentennial of its incorporation as a city Friday with a skyline-themed birthday cake, a display of its original charter on loan from ...

Collier historical society holds long-awaited meeting

The Collier Township Historical Society made some history of its own last week. After being inactive for more than 20 years, the society held a reorganization ...

Sisters' tour of Baden chapel to examine history, architecture

The Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden are inviting visitors to learn about what they call the heart and soul of their campus. The public is ...

Heinz History Center opens storage area to visitors

Visitors to the Senator John Heinz History Center now can enter the nine-story storage building at the site and see part of the museum's collection ...

'Shantytown' exhibit reveals nobility in poverty: Photo Antiquities displays images of 1930s Strip District slums

In the signature image of the new "Shantytown" photo exhibit on the North Side, a man sits on a crate in front of a tiny, ...