“There are all kinds of stories woven into Pennsylvania’s Civil War,” says Heinz History Center President Andy Masich, as he leads a tour of a new exhibit.
French and Indian War re-enactors heed commands from their “captain,” Andrew Gaerte of the Fort Pitt Museum as they prepare to fire a replica of an 18th century cannon.
The national launch of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and the peak of the Vietnam War. The year is 1968 – The Year That Rocked America.
“1968: The Year That Rocked America.” That’s the theme of an exhibit opening next month at the Heinz History Center.
In the shadow of Heinz Field, a slab of granite marks a hallowed spot. Yard lines drawn on the sidewalk mark the boundaries of a miracle.
Heads were rolling at Heinz History Center Monday morning as carts bearing bronze busts of Steelers Hall of Famers were pushed into a new display area. Packed in boxes, fresh from Canton, Ohio, busts of 22 Steelers are making a whistle stop at the Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibit: “Gridiron Glory.”
Did you know that the first Professional Football Player took the field in Pittsburgh 120 years ago? That’s one of many stories featured in a Hall of Fame Exhibit coming to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum at Heinz History Center on October 6.
In the grand scheme of Pittsburgh sports, the Immaculate Reception was a turning point. “Everyone knows where they were on Dec. 23, 1972 if they were born at that time,” Andy Masich, director of the Heinz History Center, said.
KDKA AM’s John Shumway talks to the History Center’s Andy Masich for interesting presidential trivia.
Heinz History Center President Andy Masich, flanked by a military honor guard, addressed a crowd on the museum’s main floor. He oversaw the unfolding of a flag measuring 20-by-36-feet – part of the opening ceremony for a special week.
KDKA Radio’s Rose and Paul spoke with Andy Masich, President and CEO of the History Center.
The Heinz History Center needed some more space for displays and they found it in the stairwells.