George Westinghouse Museum Collection

What’s online?

The George Westinghouse Museum Collection online photograph collection contains images dating between the 1860s and 1990s. The collection includes: images of facilities, products and employees of the Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Westinghouse Air Brake Company; George Westinghouse and his family; KDKA facilities and performers; World’s Fair exhibitions; and the Wilmerding, Pennsylvania area.

What’s in the entire collection?

The George Westinghouse Museum Collection contains the archival collection of the former George Westinghouse Museum in Wilmerding, Pa. The collection includes George Westinghouse Museum’s administrative records, Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Westinghouse Air Brake Company records, biographical materials about George Westinghouse and his family, and records pertaining to the Wilmerding, Pennsylvania area. The collection consists of correspondence, blueprints and drawings, publications, ledgers, parts catalogs, advertisement materials, patent documents, research and development materials, and audiovisual materials such as photographs, films, audio reels and phonograph records. Most of the collection was provided to the George Westinghouse Museum by former Westinghouse Employees and the Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

About the George Westinghouse Museum

The George Westinghouse Museum opened in November 1987 in the former general office building of Westinghouse Air Brake Company in Wilmerding, Pa. The was established by former Westinghouse employees and other volunteers. The museum’s collection consisted of archival material and artifacts pertaining to George Westinghouse and the companies he founded. In 1998, the Westinghouse Electric Company donated a portion of its corporate records to the Museum, while a separate portion was donated to the Heinz History Center. In 2007, the George Westinghouse Museum closed and its records, archival materials, and artifacts were donated to the Heinz History Center.

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