visitor guide current exhibits - Senator John Heinz History Center

visitor guide current exhibits - Senator John Heinz History Center

E XHIB IT S 4TH FLOOR Heinz Uncover the remarkable history of Pittsburgh’s H.J. Heinz Co. through innovative products and experiences. (Community Gal...

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E XHIB IT S 4TH FLOOR

Heinz Uncover the remarkable history of Pittsburgh’s H.J. Heinz Co. through innovative products and experiences. (Community Gallery) 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! 50 Years of Hockey in Pittsburgh Skate in to enjoy iconic hockey photos and the new Mario Lemieux life-like figure. (Campbell Gallery) GLASS: Shattering Notions Witness Pittsburgh’s reign as America’s Glass City. (Hillman Gallery) Sigo Falk Collections Center Explore the rich ethnic and corporate history of Pittsburgh and see the original set from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Visible Storage Take a behind-the-scenes look at museum storage with more than 1,200 artifacts from the History Center’s collection.

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) NEW! The Gift of Art Enjoy works from more than 75 local artists culled from the Pittsburgh Public Schools collection. (Barensfeld Gallery) Mueller Education Center

6TH FLOOR

Detre Library & Archives Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

NEW! #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience See life through the lens of Pittsburghers with hundreds of neverbefore-seen photos. (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

Café @ The History Center

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy a collection of 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) NEW! Discovery Place Enjoy a variety of 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 & Archives

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Heinz GLASS: Shattering Notions

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 up SmartSteps.

Weisbrod Kitchen Classroom

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Visible Storage

Sigo Falk Collections Center & Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood & 90 Neighborhoods

Enjoy hands-on fun in Discovery Place.

50 Years of Hockey in Pittsburgh

Lewis &

Clark

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Discovery Place Multipurpose Room

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Swing for the fences alongside Bill Mazeroski.

Clash of Empires

Gift of Art

Throw your hands up inside the Kennywood Racer for a photo.

Mueller Education Center

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Visit Kidsburgh and zoom down the “Liberty Tube.”

Kick off the Sports Museum with Pittsburgh Steelers legend Franco Harris.

SmartSteps (Finish)

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Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (Continued)

Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum (Start)

Savor the world of Heinz.

Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation

Say cheese with hundreds of photos inside #Pixburgh.

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Flex your muscles with Rosie the Riveter.

Great Hall Admissions Entrance

Café

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Museum Shop

Senator John Heinz

Stop by the Neighborhood of Make-Believe to see Mister Rogers.

#Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience

Witness the history of the abolitionist movement with Martin Delany.

Heinz History Center @HistoryCenter @HistoryCenter

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Experience the French & Indian War with Seneca leader Tanaghrisson.