With a façade that resembles a warehouse, the beauty of Pittsburgh’s History Center is on the inside. The building’s six stories are devoted to 250 years of history and western Pennsylvania’s role in it.
History, like anything else, has more of an appeal if one can relate to it. Many of the History Center’s displays pertain to a large spectrum of history, but each portrays Pennsylvania’s role. This combination of local and world history makes for a gripping take on the past that is difficult to find, especially in a form that one can view and walk amongst.
Exhibitions are as diverse in their subject matter as they are in their time periods and inform their audiences on everything from sports to the French and Indian War. As Pennsylvania’s largest history museum (the building boasts 275,000 square feet), this diversity comes as little surprise. However, the History Center presents its visitors with more than just sheer capacity and diverse subject matter. Its interactive exhibits subtly escort their viewers to another time and are stunning to behold.
The History Center’s website provides a taste of its grandeur with images and virtual tours. It also conveniently provides its viewers with all the information necessary to plan their next trip. Whether you enjoy history, Pittsburgh, or both, the museum is definitely worth looking into.