Heinz History Center
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Move over Drunk History, it’s time for a night of Tipsy History. Long before becoming the famed Steel City, Pittsburgh was known ’round the world as America’s Glass City. This event is your chance to see why—and taste some terrific locally made cocktails.
Explore the art of glass making and the art of mixology, and find out why glass is an integral part of American life—from flasks to artwork. Discover how glass made right here in Pittsburgh factories has been used in all corners of the globe—from New York City’s tunnels, the Panama Canal and the White House, to Ford automobiles, iconic skyscrapers and Carrera storefronts.
Hear firsthand from local experts, historians and distillers who will discuss the role of glass in the making, aging, storing and imbibing of alcohol.
Tipsy attendees will also tour the exhibition, Glass: Shattering Notions, which tells the remarkable 200-year history of our region’s first industry. Boasting one of the premiere regional collections of glass in existence, the exhibition features 500 glass objects, immersive environments, hands-on components, and engaging audio and video displays. See an extremely rare Fry Foval lamp, watch video footage showing Belgian blowers making cylinder window glass in Jeannette, PA in 1905, find out why Pittsburgh was called the “Gateway to the West” and much more.
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