Fred Rogers
Fred Rogers.

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh
March 17 – 20
Various times

For countless children, those moments when Fred Rogers cheerfully invited everyone into his living room and then onto the trolley to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe were a daily celebration of imagination, creativity, caring and more.

Celebrate the groundbreaking made-in-Pittsburgh public television program — and the iconic pioneer behind it — with four days of engaging events and activities at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. It’s the 50th anniversary of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” which made its U.S. debut in 1968 and went on to captivate children around the globe.

Meet “Speedy Delivery!” Mr. McFeely, and see original artifacts from the show such as the beloved puppets, Mister Rogers’ knitted sweater and his blue canvas sneakers.

Search the museum for Daniel Tiger, sing songs like “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” and create a “magic postcard” for your neighbors and local senior citizens.

On March 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the museum is offering free admission to all, as part of its celebration of what would have been Fred’s 90th birthday.

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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.