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Heinz History Center
January 28
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Move over Drunk History, it’s time for a night of Tipsy History. Long before becoming the famed Steel City, Pittsburgh was known ’round the world as America’s Glass City. This event is your chance to see why—and taste some terrific locally made cocktails.

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Culture and cocktails are on the menu for this lively and informative event co-presented by Wigle Whiskey and the Lowell Innes Chapter of the National American Glass Club.

Explore the art of glass making and the art of mixology, and find out why glass is an integral part of American life—from flasks to artwork. Discover how glass made right here in Pittsburgh factories has been used in all corners of the globe—from New York City’s tunnels, the Panama Canal and the White House, to Ford automobiles, iconic skyscrapers and Carrera storefronts.

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Hear firsthand from local experts, historians and distillers who will discuss the role of glass in the making, aging, storing and imbibing of alcohol.

Tipsy attendees will also tour  the exhibition, Glass: Shattering Notions, which tells the remarkable 200-year history of our region’s first industry. Boasting one of the premiere regional collections of glass in existence, the exhibition features 500 glass objects, immersive environments, hands-on components, and engaging audio and video displays. See an extremely rare Fry Foval lamp, watch video footage showing Belgian blowers making cylinder window glass in Jeannette, PA in 1905, find out why Pittsburgh was called the “Gateway to the West” and much more.

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Looking for more events? Read our 10 Pittsburgh events not to miss in January feature.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...