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Pittsburgh Story Told at Terrific Heinz History Center

Since the museum is named after Senator John Heinz, there had to be an exhibit with everything Heinz; founded in 1869, Heinz became a worldwide processed food giant before merging with Kraft in 2015

Since the museum is named after Senator John Heinz, there had to be an exhibit with everything Heinz; founded in 1869, Heinz became a worldwide processed food giant before merging with Kraft in 2015

1936 Ford DeLuxe Sedan with stainless steel body; this car is one of six designed by Alleghany Steel and Ford to demonstrate the practical and promotional uses of stainless steel

1936 Ford DeLuxe Sedan with stainless steel body; this car is one of six designed by Alleghany Steel and Ford to demonstrate the practical and promotional uses of stainless steel

This 1845 decanter was made by a Pittsburgh company; there was an excellent exhibit of glass pieces made by Pittsburgh companies and an explanation for the many different uses of glass

This 1845 decanter was made by a Pittsburgh company; there was an excellent exhibit of glass pieces made by Pittsburgh companies and an explanation for the many different uses of glass

This is the old set from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood which ran from 1968 to 2001; the program was critically acclaimed for focusing on children's emotional and physical concerns, such as death, sibling rivalry, school enrollment, and divorce

This is the old set from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood which ran from 1968 to 2001; the program was critically acclaimed for focusing on children's emotional and physical concerns, such as death, sibling rivalry, school enrollment, and divorce

Considered one of the most acclaimed and controversial plays in all of sports, the Immaculate Reception by Franco Harris against the Oakland Raiders happened in December, 1972

Considered one of the most acclaimed and controversial plays in all of sports, the Immaculate Reception by Franco Harris against the Oakland Raiders happened in December, 1972

Westinghouse, based in Pittsburgh, was an industrial powerhouse manufacturing virtually every electrical product needed in a home; they acquired CBS in 1995 before being acquired by Viacom in 1999

Westinghouse, based in Pittsburgh, was an industrial powerhouse manufacturing virtually every electrical product needed in a home; they acquired CBS in 1995 before being acquired by Viacom in 1999

Fans were first urged to bring Terrible Towels to Three Rivers Stadium in 1975; a die-hard Steelers fan made this towel which he would drape over the end-zone railing

Fans were first urged to bring Terrible Towels to Three Rivers Stadium in 1975; a die-hard Steelers fan made this towel which he would drape over the end-zone railing

This is the 1955 Topps rookie baseball card for Roberto Clemente; he played right field for the Pirates where he had perhaps the best-ever throwing arm in baseball

This is the 1955 Topps rookie baseball card for Roberto Clemente; he played right field for the Pirates where he had perhaps the best-ever throwing arm in baseball

This iconic poster was created for Westinghouse to recruit female workers during World War 2; it is now a ubiquitous symbol of strength

This iconic poster was created for Westinghouse to recruit female workers during World War 2; it is now a ubiquitous symbol of strength

The first Jeep was designed by the American Bantam Company in just 49 days; deemed too small to mass produce the Jeep, Bantam actually produced just the Jeep trailers

The first Jeep was designed by the American Bantam Company in just 49 days; deemed too small to mass produce the Jeep, Bantam actually produced just the Jeep trailers

Dr. Jonas Salk-autographed polio vaccine; the 1952 U.S. epidemic, in which 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with some form of paralysis, was the worst polio outbreak in the nation's history, and most of its victims were children

Dr. Jonas Salk-autographed polio vaccine; the 1952 U.S. epidemic, in which 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with some form of paralysis, was the worst polio outbreak in the nation's history, and most of its victims were children

The Mel Brooks-created comedy Get Smart was one of my favorite shows growing up; it ran originally from 1965-1970 and starred Don Adams and Barbara Feldon (who was from Pittsburgh and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon)

The Mel Brooks-created comedy Get Smart was one of my favorite shows growing up; it ran originally from 1965-1970 and starred Don Adams and Barbara Feldon (who was from Pittsburgh and graduated from Carnegie-Mellon)

Barry Bonds had 6 seasons with the Pirates where he emerged as one of the best players in baseball; PNC Park opened in 2001 and replaced Three Rivers Stadium

Barry Bonds had 6 seasons with the Pirates where he emerged as one of the best players in baseball; PNC Park opened in 2001 and replaced Three Rivers Stadium

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