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Fold a 36-foot American flag with local veterans

Join local veterans and fellow museum visitors to participate in a flag ceremony for Memorial Day. As a group, you'll unfurl a giant 36-foot American flag, join in a ceremony to sing the National Anthem, participate in a moment of silence and lastly, ceremoniously fold the flag up again.

Where: Senator John Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)

When: May 28, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Discover ‘American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition’

In this new History Center exhibit, travel back in time to the era of flappers, suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers. See a Prohibition-era “rum runner” motorboat, a re-created speakeasy and original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st Amendments. The exhibition will explore Pittsburgh's connections to Prohibition through historic artifacts. Fun fact: The term "speakeasy" was coined just outside of Pittsburgh in McKeesport. The exhibit opens Feb. 10.

Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)

When: February 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.


Recognize Veterans Day with a flag ceremony

In honor of Veterans Day, Heinz History Center will host a flag ceremony. Local veterans will join museum visitors to unfurl a giant 36-foot American flag, sing the National Anthem, participate in a moment of silence and then help to ceremoniously fold the flag.

Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)

When: November 11, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


A festa Italiana at the History Center

Heinz History Center is hosting a celebration of all things Italian, featuring bocce, crafts, live cooking demos, music and food. Guests can explore their family tree, practice Italian vocabulary and learn the Italian card game scopa. Prepare for the event by reading up on Pittsburgh's pizza history with expertise from the history center's director of the Italian American Program.

Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)

When: October 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much: $16


Explore tales from ‘Rust Belt Boy’

A part of its Books in the 'Burgh series, Heinz History Center will host an event with author Paul Hertneky, who wrote "Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood." The evening will include a reading, discussion and book signing.

Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)

When: August 23, 2017 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

How much: Free


Practice your bocce skills

Try your hand at some bocce (or just watch) at this annual competition. The event features Italian food and live music from Pure Gold, Faiella Duo and Nied’s Hotel Band. Teams must register in advance.

Where: Parking lot across from Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)

When: August 12, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Take an alternative vehicle for a spin

Test drive an alternative vehicle and hear from local transportation experts about technological advances in the field. Event begins at 6 p.m. with alternative vehicles on display between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Where: Heinz History Center at 1212 Smallman St. (Strip District)

When: July 10, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.