Heinz History Center

Heinz History Center
June 9, 10, 11
10 a.m.5 p.m.

If you have yet to see the Heinz History Center’s newest exhibition, #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience—or you’re looking for a terrific cultural outing in the city—we have you covered.

This weekend is an ideal time to experience “the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh” when adults, children and seniors alike can explore all six floors of the Strip District destination for free.

Don’t miss this rare chance to see iconic artifacts for free, including the original television set from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the turf and cleats from Franco Harris’ Immaculate Reception, the world’s oldest jeep, and Bill Mazeroski’s bat and uniform from the legendary 1960 World Series.

Experience Pittsburgh via 400 photographs that have never been displayed to the public. Spanning the 1850s to 2017, #Pixburgh features antique daguerreotypes, Polaroids, turn-of-the-century mugshots, 19th-century tintypes and wet plate cameras, and more—all culled from the Center’s massive vault of nearly one million photos. Visitors can even see one of the very first “selfies” taken in Pittsburgh.

This weekend is also your last chance to see the exhibit, Gift of Art: 100 Years of Art from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Collection, featuring 80 paintings by 75 local artists.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

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 of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.