Curator's Corner: Harvesting Heinz History


When the History Center opened its doors in 1996, it was rebranded from the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania to the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, named after Henry’s great grandson, Senator John Heinz. The shortened name of Heinz History Center has led some to believe we are only a “ketchup museum.” But here at the History Center, we have always known that Heinz is so much more than just ketchup. We have documented and preserved the legacy of H.J. Heinz and his global company through permanent and online exhibits, programs, and publications using our extensive collection of artifacts and archives.

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