PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new exhibit coming to the Fort Pitt Museum is going to explore how Pittsburgh, Pa. was almost once Pittsburgh, Va.
“Yinz would be y’all. Virginians would bleed black and gold. Pittsburgh would be for lovers, too,” the Heinz History Center, which the Fort Pitt Museum is part of, says in a news release.READ MORE: Ex-Ohio State Professor Sentenced For Sharing Work With China
The Fort Pitt Museum says 1774 was a “turbulent” time as both the Pennsylvania and Virginia colonies fought for control of Pittsburgh.
Highlights of the exhibit include Monongahela Indian artifacts, a rifle manufactured for American Indianas and an 18th century Indiana basket.READ MORE: City Of Pittsburgh Wins State Environmental Grant For Electric Vehicles
The museum says the real star of the show is a carved powder horn which is believed to be one of the earliest objects made in the Steel City.
Historians believe it was made while Fort Pitt was under British capture. Powder horns were used to safely carry gunpowder.MORE NEWS: Tax Day: Deadline To File 2020 Returns Approaching
The exhibit opens this Saturday, Oct. 5.