Senator John Heinz History Center
Buhl grants in excess of: $1,000,000
Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation is an exciting permanent exhibit at the Heinz History Center that was a key element of the Pittsburgh 250 Celebration, a regional event celebrating Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary in 2008. The permanent exhibit seeks to make visitors more aware of the pathway from idea to actuality – of how inventions happen, how inventors think, and how those ideas were translated into real products. Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation explores the history, examines the dynamics and recaptures the energy generated in this region as a focal point for this creative process as well as Pittsburgh’s ability to reinvent itself in successive generations. The Buhl Foundation was the lead underwriter of the exhibit with a gift of $1 million. More recently, Buhl has provided support for continuation and expansion of the History Center’s educational outreach. The grants reflect Buhl’s belief in sustaining community institutions and its commitment to economic development, quality of life, innovation and downtown revitalization.