PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – The Fort Pitt Museum in Pittsburgh will be closed for much of January.
The museum, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center system, will be closed from Jan. 4 until Jan. 30 so workers can revamp the museum’s “Building Fort Pitt” exhibit, install an 18th century French trade musket and clean a large diorama that depicts the Point.READ MORE: Police: Missing Child, 6, Killed And Put Into The Ohio River
Also, the staff is preparing their 2016 schedule, which will feature living history programs, school outreach, scout workshops, and an expanding lecture series.
In 2015, officials say the museum attracted more than 50,000 visitors.READ MORE: 39-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed In Mt. Pleasant Township Following ATV Crash
For more information on the museum, visit: http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt/
The Point is where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers come together to form the Ohio River. The triangular tract of land is now known as Point State Park, which houses the museum that commemorates the 18th Century fort built there.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Flood Warnings And Advisories, Falling Temperatures
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