Monday, April 12, 2010

Colonial Fair at Heinz History Center

The re-enactors of Wayne's Fourth Sub-Legion, based at Woodville Plantation, will be appearing this weekend at the Heinz History Center as part of a Colonial Fair celebrating the re-opening of the Fort Pitt Museum.

Please support your local museums by joining us for a day of local history and fun at the Heinz History Center and the Fort Pitt Museum.

Click here for a list of participants and activities.

From the Heinz History Center's website:

"The Fort Pitt Museum Grand Opening and Colonial Fair

Saturday, April 17
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 18
Noon - 4:00 p.m.

The Senator John Heinz History Center will re-open the Fort Pitt Museum this Saturday, April 17 with a weekend-long "Colonial Fair" celebration that will include free shuttle service between both museums.

Throughout the Colonial Fair weekend, visitors will enjoy activities for all ages at both the History Center and Fort Pitt Museum, including:

*Dance groups and musicians playing 18th century music.

*A variety of historical re-enactors, including George and Martha Washington.

*Arts and crafts workshops for children and adults, featuring hands-on take-home craft activities.

*Short historian talks on topics such as George Washington’s experiences in Western Pennsylvania and the history of the Fort Pitt Blockhouse (operated by the Fort Pitt Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution).

*American Indian storytellers and dance groups.

*Martha Washington (Saturday only) and Young George Washington will also be on hand for a special meet-and-greet and photo opportunity.

Visitors to the History Center can enjoy the new exhibition, Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon, before taking a free trolley ride every 15 minutes to the Fort Pitt Museum. Throughout the weekend, History Center admission will include entrance to the Fort Pitt Museum.

For questions, please contact 412-454-6373 or Continue to check back to for more information as it becomes available."