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Mission Statement

The Heinz History Center is an educational institution that engages and inspires a large and diverse audience with links to the past, undestanding in the present, and guidance for the future by preserving regional history and presenting the American experience with a Western Pennsylvania connection. This work is accomplished in partnership with others through archaeology, archives, artifact collections, conservation, educational programs, exhibitions, library, museums, performance, publications, research, and technical assistance.

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The Heinz History Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institute and the largest history museum in the state of Pennsylvania. It includes the Meadowcroft Rockshelt and Museum of Rural Life located in Avella, Pennsylvania. Meadowcroft is a national landmark and the site of the oldest evidence of human habitation in North America. The History Center is located in the historical Strip District of Pittsburgh and houses the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania Library & Archives and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum as well as a comprehensive history of Western Pennsylvania, the glass industry, the H. J. Heinz Company, and various visiting exhibits of national interest from the Smithsonian.

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http://www.pghhistory.org

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