Benjamin Franklin exhibit at the Heinz History Center

20110731-090423.jpgToday was the last day of a Benjamin Franklin exhibit at the Heinz History Center. My daughter stayed home sick, but I am glad I was able to visit with my son.

I was surprised at how much I enjoyed the exhibit on glass-making. I also enjoyed the detailed history of the Pittsburgh Courier, a 100-year-old African American weekly. I also liked the section that explained the Pittsburgh connection to the Leeis and Clark expedition (which I did know about) and the local connection to the history of the army jeep (which was news to me).

The permanent sections on sports and the section on Heinz ketchup and pickles etc. were not all that interesting to me, I confess.