E XHIB IT S 4TH FLOOR NEW! Heinz Uncover the remarkable history of Pittsburgh’s H.J. Heinz Company through innovative products, immersive experiences, and vintage TV ads. (Community Gallery) NEW! From Slavery to Freedom Discover Pittsburgh’s history of abolitionism, the Underground Railroad, and the impact of 19th century activism on the modern quest for civil and human rights. (Magovern Gallery) NEW! Post-Gazette Photographers: Best of 2013 See the past unfold with the year’s most poignant images from the pages of the P-G. (Campbell Gallery) NEW! Thornton Oakley’s Pittsburgh Behold Pittsburgh as illustrated by artist Thornton Oakley. Closes soon. GLASS: Shattering Notions Witness Pittsburgh’s reign as America’s Glass City. (Hillman Gallery) Special Collections Gallery Explore the rich ethnic and corporate history of Pittsburgh and see the original set from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” 5TH FLOOR Clash of Empires: The British, French, & Indian War, 1754 – 1763 Relive the dramatic story of the French & Indian War and its Western Pennsylvania roots and marvel at nine life-like figures. (RAD Gallery) Mueller Education Center 6TH FLOOR Detre Library & Archives| Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Unearth a vast archival collection including books, maps, and 700,000 photographs documenting the rich history of Western Pa. CU R R ENT Senator John Heinz History Center 1ST FLOOR Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day 1212 Smallman Street • Pittsburgh, PA 15222 • 412-454-6000 www.heinzhistorycenter.org Great Hall Kidsburgh COMING SOON! We Can Do It! WWII Commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War II and discover how Pittsburgh affected WWII – and the war affected our region. Opens April 25, 2015. (McGuinn Gallery) Museum Shop Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. shop.heinzhistorycenter.org The most unique selection of Pittsburgh items, books, and souvenirs. Senator John Heinz: A Western Pennsylvania Legacy Understand the life and legacy of one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved philanthropists and politicians. Official VisitPittsburgh Welcome Center 412-454-6300 MixStirs Café Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full-service deli with sandwiches, salads, soups, and beverages. Membership Join the ranks of history. Become a History Center and Smithsonian member today for as low as $60. Membership includes free admission to the History Center, Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, Fort Pitt Museum, and Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village. Your admission cost today can be credited toward a membership. To purchase now, stop by the Admissions or Museum Shop desks. For more information, please contact Shirley Gaudette at 412-454-6436 or [email protected] VISITOR GUIDE SmartSteps(Start) Forego the elevator and enjoy six floors of health and history exhibits in the History Center’s stairwell up to the sixth floor. 2ND FLOOR Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation Discover the Pittsburghers who have changed t he world through hundreds of artifacts and interactive activities. (Mellon Gallery) Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (Start) Relive the greatest moments of Franco, Mario, Maz, and Swin and feel the pride of the region inside this two-floor, museum-within-a-museum. 3RD FLOOR Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (Continued) Discovery Place Enjoy hands-on history exhibits for children. Rediscovering Lewis & Clark: A Journey with the Rooney Family Travel alongside Pittsburgh’s favorite family as you retrace the steps of America’s intrepid explorers. Weisbrod Kitchen Classroom DON ’ T MISS W ELCOM E TO THE HIS TORY CENTER THE SMITHSONIAN’S HOME IN PITTSBURGH MUS T SEE Enjoy six floors of exhibits, spanning more than 250 years of Western Pennsylvania history. Hop aboard a 1940s Streetcar and take a ride through Pittsburgh’s past. 7 Offices (Staff Only) Detre Library & Archives s m a r t s t e p s 6 Visit Kidsburgh and zoom down the “Liberty Tube.” Clash of Empires Throw your hands up inside the Kennywood Racer for a photo. 5 Heinz GLASS: Thornton Oakley’s Shattering Notions Pittsburgh (Closes March 22, 2015) From Slavery to Freedom 4 Race over to see the world’s first Jeep. Get a dose of health and history as you walk up SmartSteps. Weisbrod Kitchen Classroom s m a r t s t e p s Lewis & Clark s m a r t s t e p s Discovery Place Multipurpose Room 3 s m a r t s t e p s Great Hall Admissions Entrance Café Flex your muscles with Rosie the Riveter. s m a r t s t e p s 2 Kidsburgh 1 Start Museum Shop Mueller Education Center Swing for the fences alongside Bill Mazeroski. Special Collections Gallery & Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Enjoy hands-on fun in Discovery Place. Post-Gazette Photographers: Best of 2013 Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation See a full-scale model of the first voice animated robot, Elektro, and his dog Sparko! Kick off the Sports Museum with Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris. SmartSteps (Finish) Senator John Heinz Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (Continued) Stop by the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to see Mister Rogers. Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (Start) Savor the world of Heinz. Witness the history of the abolitionist movement with Martin Delany. We Can Do It! WWII (Opens April 25, 2015) Heinz History Center @HistoryCenter @HistoryCenter TAG US Experience the French & Indian War with Seneca leader Tanaghrisson.
© Copyright 2018