visitor guide current exhibits - Senator John Heinz History Center

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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.
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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.
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Offices (Staff Only)
Detre Library
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Visit Kidsburgh and zoom
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Clash of
Empires
Throw your hands up
inside the Kennywood
Racer for a photo.
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Heinz
GLASS:
Thornton Oakley’s Shattering Notions
Pittsburgh
(Closes March 22, 2015)
From Slavery
to Freedom
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Race over to see the
world’s first Jeep.
Get a dose of health
and history as you walk
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Admissions
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Café
Flex your muscles with
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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
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Experience the French
& Indian War with Seneca
leader Tanaghrisson.