January 18, 2019
Kathleen Lugarich, Education Manager
Fort Pitt Museum
The Fort Pitt Museum, located in historic Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, is a two-floor, 12,000-square-foot museum that tells the story of Western Pennsylvania’s pivotal role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and as the birthplace of Pittsburgh. The strategic location of the fort – at Point State Park, a literal stone’s throw from the Forks of the Ohio River – helped to shape the course of American and world history.
First opened in 1969 in a reconstructed bastion, the Fort Pitt Museum provides visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred right here in Western Pennsylvania. Through interactive exhibitions, life-like historical figures, and recently added artifacts, visitors learn the important role our region has played in shaping the United States.
Katharin Lugarich, Education Manager of the Museum, will show us how Pittsburgh began by exploring the conflict over the forks of the Ohio River between the British, French, and Indians during the 18th century.
This is an important piece of history of the origins of Pittsburgh and our region. Try not to miss this one.