History

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, ...

'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 ...