Remarkable Relics – Virtual Museum Lecture Series

Remarkable Relics: Heinz History Center (Feb 23 @ 5)

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Whether you are a regular visitor or have never been, there is a lot for you to discover at the Heinz History Center! Let the artifacts do the storytelling as a representative showcases a few remarkable relics from the museum’s rich collection.

ABOUT HEINZ HISTORY CENTER:

Devoted to the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania, the History Center is Pennsylvania’s largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. The 370,000 square-foot museum presents compelling stories from American history with a Western Pennsylvania connection in an interactive environment perfect for visitors of all ages.

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to:  http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curID=488370 (Please note: this link will take you to Whitehall Public Library’s registration page, as this is a co-hosted program.)

PLUS: If you have children, join the Heinz History Center on Saturday at 10 am for a special virtual storytime! See our calendar for more details on how to register.

Remarkable Relics: Fort Pitt Museum (Mar 2 @ 5)

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Step back in time with the Fort Pitt Museum! First opened in 1969 in a reconstructed bastion, the Fort Pitt Museum provides visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania. Let the artifacts do the storytelling as a representative from the museum showcases a few remarkable relics from their rich collection.

ABOUT FORT PITT MUSEUM:

The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. Through interactive exhibitions, life-like historical figures, and recently added artifacts, visitors will learn the important role our region played in shaping the United States.

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to:  https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curID=488371 (Please note: this link will take you to Whitehall Public Library’s registration page, as this is a co-hosted program.)

PLUS: If you have children, join the Fort Pitt Museum on Saturday at 10 am for a special virtual storytime! See our calendar for more details on how to register.

Remarkable Relics: Lincoln Highway Experience (Mar 9 @ 5)

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Get a taste of what you might discover on the Lincoln Highway (psst: it probably tastes a bit like pie!). Join a representative from the Lincoln Highway Experience as she showcases a few outstanding objects from their collection and experience actual artifacts from transportation history!

ABOUT LINCOLN HIGHWAY EXPERIENCE:

Discover 100+ years of Lincoln Highway history at the largest museum in America dedicated to sharing the story of the first coast-to-coast highway. Located on the Lincoln Highway between Latrobe and Ligonier, PA in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, the Lincoln Highway Experience exhibits authentic and meticulously restored 1930s Lincoln Highway artifacts.  This delightful museum offers a slice of pie, a cup of joe, and a fun place for you to go!

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to:  http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curID=488372 (Please note: this link will take you to Whitehall Public Library’s registration page, as this is a co-hosted program.)

PLUS: If you have children, join the Lincoln Highway Experience on Saturday at 10 am for a special virtual storytime! See our calendar for more details on how to register.

Remarkable Relics: Meadowcroft Rock Shelter (Mar 16 @ 5)

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Travel back 19,000 years from the comfort of your couch! A representative from Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America and an internationally-renowned archeological excavation, will provide a unique glimpse into the lives of prehistoric hunters and gathers. Let the artifacts do the storytelling as a representative discusses the story behind a few remarkable relics found at the site.

ABOUT MEADOWCROFT ROCK SHELTER & HISTORIC VILLAGE:

This National Historic Landmark, located in Avella, Washington County, Pa., features a massive rock overhang used 19,000 years ago for shelter by the first people in North America. In addition to ancient history at the Rockshelter, visitors to Meadowcroft can also step back in time to experience rural life over the past 500 years through a series of interpretive villages, including a 16th century Eastern Woodland Indian Village, an 18th century log cabin and open-sided trading post, and a 19th century village that includes a church, one-room schoolhouse, and blacksmith shop.

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to:  http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curID=488373 (Please note: this link will take you to Whitehall Public Library’s registration page, as this is a co-hosted program.)

PLUS: If you have children, join the Meadowcroft Rock Shelter on Saturday at 10 am for a special virtual storytime! See our calendar for more details on how to register.

Remarkable Relics: McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center (Mar 23 @ 5)

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Discover what artifacts await your visit and learn more about the history of the Mon Valley through a few remarkable relics found at this museum! A representative from the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center will offer an engaging presentation regarding some of the unique items from their collection.   

ABOUT MCKEESPORT REGIONAL HISTORY & HERITAGE CENTER:

Founded in 1980, The McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center is a non-profit museum and research facility dedicated to preserving and presenting the history of McKeesport and its surrounding area. The Center houses the City of McKeesport’s first schoolhouse, previously situated at five other locations. Five additional rooms display varying aspects of McKeesport and the Mon Valley’s history, including an Industry Wing with a large-scale model of the US Steel National Tube, church collections, and an exhibit honoring Helen Richey. Peruse our nostalgic room of former store and restaurant donations and numerous nostalgic photos and paintings that will always bring to mind fond memories from the area’s rich historical past.

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to:  http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curID=488374 (Please note: this link will take you to Whitehall Public Library’s registration page, as this is a co-hosted program.)

PLUS: If you have children, join the McKeesport Regional History & Heritage Center on Saturday at 10 am for a special virtual storytime! See our calendar for more details on how to register.

Remarkable Relics: PA Trolley Museum (Apr 6 @ 5)

These are a few of my favorite things…

The streetcar, or “trolley,” played a vital role in the growth of 20th century American cities. Let the artifacts do the storytelling as a representative showcases a few remarkable relics from the museum’s rich collection. Through these unique objects, you will learn more about how our thriving suburban communities owe their existence to the streetcar!

ABOUT THE PA TROLLEY MUSEUM:

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum came to Washington County in February 1954 with three trolleys and a dream that was born in 1941. Today, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum owns nearly 50 street and electric railway cars, 20 of which are operational on the museum’s four-mile ride. Each year over 30,000 visitors are treated to a hands-on, moving history lesson.

Registration is required; Zoom information will be sent two days before the event. To register, go to:  https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=WHITEHALL&curID=488375 (Please note: this link will take you to Whitehall Public Library’s registration page, as this is a co-hosted program.)

PLUS: If you have children, join the PA Trolley Museum on Saturday at 10 am for a special virtual storytime! See our calendar for more details on how to register.

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