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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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 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 at 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Holidays in the ‘Burgh

Unfurl a 36-foot American flag

Heinz History Center will host a flag ceremony on Independence Day. Veterans and museum visitors can help to unfurl a giant 36-foot American flag, sing the National Anthem and participate in a moment of silence for those who have served.

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

When: July 4, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Free admission at the Heinz History Center

A weekend of free admission at the Heinz History Center comes just in time to check out "Gift of Art: 100 Years of Art from the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Collection" before it closes Sunday.

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

When: June 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

How much: Free


Learn about Pittsburgh’s tipsy history

Explore the #Pixburgh photography exhibit, including interactive stations with Wigle Whiskey and Penn Brewery (read: there are samples) about Pittsburgh's pre-prohibition past. There will also be snacks, Blue Sparrow food truck and a cash bar.

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

When: May 17, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How much: $15


Shop vintage and play board games

The Neighborhood Flea and Senator John Heinz History Center teamed up for this fifth annual vendor fair. Shop more than 40 booths, eat from local food trucks, play board games and tour the history center.

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

When: April 22, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

How much: $10 | ages 6 to 17, $6.50


Galentine’s Day yoga followed by prosecco and cookies

The Heinz History Center is celebrating Galentine’s Day, a holiday made up by a TV show, with 60 minutes of yoga followed by prosecco and cookies. The ticket also includes access to the center's "Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience" exhibition.

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

When: February 13, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

How much: $25


Italian cinema, pasta guessing with the Heinz History Center

Row House Cinema will show Silvio Soldini's comedy "Bread And Tulips" as the Heinz History Center's Italian American Program talks about its mission. There will also be a pasta guessing game. The prize? Four passes to the center.

Where: Row House Cinema at 4115 Butler St. (Lawrenceville)

When: January 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

How much: $9