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Senator John Heinz History Center/Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania

1212 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

The Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (HSWP) is a cultural organization in Pittsburgh. It operates the Senator John Heinz History Center and the Meadowcroft Rockshelter. The History Center includes the Library & Archives, which preserves hundreds of thousands of books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, atlases, newspapers, films and recordings documenting over 250 years of life in the region; and the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum, a museum-within-a-museum documenting Pittsburgh’s sports legacy. The History Center opened in 1996 in Pittsburgh's Strip District. The Detre Library and Archives on the sixth floor are free and open to the public to use.

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