Exhibits

These exhibits focus on a subject or topic created by our partners that draw upon content found in Historic Pittsburgh. 

Thumbnail of a map of the city of Pittsburgh - from G.M. Hopkins Map Collection

Pittsburgh Maps

The Historic Pittsburgh Maps Collection comprises several maps series helpful for studying and tracing the physical development and changes in the Pittsburgh area landscape.

Pittsburgh's Bicentennial: Bridging Pittsburgh's Past to Present

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was officially incorporated as a city on March 18, 1816. Over the course of its 200 years, our city has evolved from a military fort to become a center for commerce, industry, technology, athletics, and education. As the city has grown the geography has demanded the construction of bridges connecting valleys, crossing rivers and streams, and enabling the transportation of people, goods and services.

Courtesy: Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Link to the Elsie H. Hillman Web site

The Elsie H. Hillman Web site

The Elsie H. Hillman website is a gateway and starting point to learn about Elsie Hillman’s amazing life. Elsie Hillman or just “Elsie” to many, played a key role in local, state, and national politics, as well as an everlasting impact on the City of Pittsburgh and the region, through involvement in numerous community, educational, and cultural institutions.

Courtesy: Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

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