Since it's incorporation 200 years ago, Pittsburgh has seen a myriad of social and economic changes. Coupled with this have been visits from people across the globe, and the elevation of Pittsburghers to national and international acclaim. This exhibit brings together their writings, quotes, images, and emotions related to the area from 1750 to the present. It uses a wide selection of materials from Special Collections and the Archive Service Center to illustrate the importance of the Pittsburgh area throughout the years.
The Pittsburgh Bicentennial is a yearlong celebration of the official 200th anniversary of the incorporation of Pittsburgh as a city, giving citizens the right to vote and the opportunity for self-governance. Mayor William Peduto formed the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Commission to recognize and celebrate the anniversary with unique and collaborative partnerships. Over 200 organizations, companies, nonprofits and individuals are participating in the yearlong celebration. For more information log onto www.PGH200.com or contact Holly Bulvony at 412-471-4160.
This guide was created by HAA Exhibit Design and Installation Intern, Caris Windhausen in the Spring of 2016.
The page "Visiting Special Collections" was writen by Kiana Gonzalez, MLIS