Heinz History Center celebrates ethnic holiday traditions this weekend

Celebrate the start of the holiday season today, Saturday November 12 (from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m) and Sunday November 13 (from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) during Heritage Holidays Weekend at the Senator  John Heinz History Center.

Join hundreds of visitors and share the rich traditions of our region’s cultural diversity with live ethnic music and dancing, food samples, and hands-on activities with dozens of Western Pennsylvania ethnic and heritage groups.
Visitors will enjoy entertaining performances in the History Center’s Great Hall and live cooking demonstrations in the new Weisbrod Kitchen Classroom throughout the weekend.   Guest curator and local flag expert Dr. Peter Keim will lead behind-the-scenes tours of the History Center’s newest exhibition, Stars & Stripes: An American Story, beginning at noon on both Saturday and Sunday.  Click here to view the full schedule of events.

This event is free with regular History Center admission and free to History Center members.  For more information, contact Natalie DeRiso at 412-454-6373 or nnderiso@heinzhistorycenter.org.

(photo from the 2009 Heritage Holidays event, from the Heinz History Center’s Flickr photostream)