Special Events

Historic Pittsburgh Fair

Main (Oakland)

The annual Historic Pittsburgh Fair features exhibits from local libraries and archives, an in-depth look at some of CLP’s special collection materials, historical tours of CLP-Main, hands-on activities and speakers focused on various aspects of Pittsburgh’s history.

  • Explore historical collections from libraries, archives, and historical societies throughout Allegheny County
  • Learn about how Pittsburgh’s economic past shapes its future with a talk by Christopher Briem from the University of Pittsburgh at 1 pm
  • Discover how to preserve your family and historical materials
  • Consult with an archivist to get your family treasures ready for digitization (Click here to book your appointment)
  • Learn what research resources are available for genealogy, local history, house histories, and more on the Historic Pittsburgh website
  • Take a free historical tour of Main Library at 2 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3 pm
  • Get a closer look at the REcollection Studio, the library’s DIY digitization lab

This family-friendly event is free and open to the public.


CLP – Main (Oakland)

CLP – Main (Oakland)

4400 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh PA 15213


CLP – Main (Oakland)

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