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: Gov. Wolf Says Rite Aid Pharmacies In State Will Receive Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Doses For School Employees And Students
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: 'Moderna Arm': Some People Develop Reaction To Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine
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: High School Spring Sports Kick Off After Being Canceled Last Year During Pandemic's Start
The exhibit opens this Saturday, Oct. 5.