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Fort Pitt Museum celebrates 50th anniversary with throwback weekend

Paul Guggenheimer
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Fort Pitt Museum
Exterior of Fort Pitt Museum in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The Fort Pitt Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary by rolling back prices.

On Sunday, the museum is offering admission prices of 50 cents for adults and 25 cents for children, the original admission prices charged when the museum first opened on June 30, 1969.

A part of the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center, the museum is calling it “Fort Pitt 50 Family Day.” The day also will feature tours, hands-on history activities for all ages, and 18th century demonstrations by costumed re-enactors, according to a news release. All activities are included with museum admission.

As part of the weekend activities, there also is a “21+ Night” on Saturday at 6 p.m. with after-hours museum access, food and drink samples from local eateries, and a presentation by Virginia Stotz, who will speak about her father, architect Charles M. Stotz, and his influence on the development of Fort Pitt Museum and Point State Park.

Fort Pitt was originally built by the British in 1758. The museum looks primarily at the role it played in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolution, the Whiskey Rebellion and the founding of Pittsburgh.

Paul Guggenheimer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Paul at 724-226-7706 or [email protected].

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