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Heinz History Center Vote for the History Center as Nation’s “Best History Museum” The History Center has been nominated for “Best History Museum” by USA TODAY as part of their 2023 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards!

Black History Month at the History Center

Feb. 2023

Heinz History Center

The History Center interprets and preserves African American history and culture year-round through a variety of events and exhibitions. This February, the African American Program of the Heinz History Center will present two free programs in recognition of Black History Month.

History Uncorked: A Beautiful Night in the Neighborhood


Heinz History Center

Join us for Pittsburgh's #1 party for young professionals on March 3.

Preserving Pittsburgh’s Memories

Detre Library & Archives

Heinz History Center

Research family history, explore historic images, and search thousands of documents in the Detre Library & Archives at the History Center. Open Wednesday through Saturday and free to all visitors. 

More than a ketchup museum.

The Heinz History Center is Pittsburgh’s people museum. We share the inspiring stories of Western Pennsylvania’s people who have helped change the course of American history. See for yourself. 

  • Smithsonian Treasures

    Discover Smithsonian artifacts at the History Center and learn more about the museum’s Smithsonian affiliation. 

  • Unique Pittsburgh Gifts

    From exclusive Heinz merch to the Mister Rogers kindness collection, find the perfect Pittsburgh gift at the Museum Shop.

  • Family Zone

    Build bridges in the interactive Discovery Place or explore the Neighborhood of Make–Believe.  

  • Explore Our Collections

    Thousands of artifacts and historic images, at your fingertips.