Pittsburgh Children's Museum http://wesa.fm en PA Museums and Historical Societies Receive Grants http://wesa.fm/post/pa-museums-and-historical-societies-receive-grants <p>Preserving history can be an expensive task, but the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is trying to make it a bit easier by handing out grants.</p><p>This year, the commission awarded $1.9 million to 130 museums and official county historical societies throughout the commonwealth.</p><p>“These grants are used for general operating support,” said Howard Pollman, PHMC spokesman. “So that really helps some museums and historical societies operate in some way because those kind of dollars are often very difficult to come by.”</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 30065 at http://wesa.fm For Pittsburgh and Ecuadorian Students, Food Serves as a Cultural Bridge http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-and-ecuadorian-students-food-serves-cultural-bridge <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Erick Rivas arrived in Pittsburgh last week, he had one thing on his mind: “la comida.”</span></p><p>“I really enjoyed trying different types of food,” he said through a translator. “Being friends with the teens here was a great experience.”</p><p>The 15-year-old is one of six students visiting the U.S. from Quito, Ecuador as part of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s Scaling the Walls/Escalanda Paredas cultural exchange program.</p> Thu, 08 May 2014 13:29:08 +0000 Michael Lynch 28863 at http://wesa.fm For Pittsburgh and Ecuadorian Students, Food Serves as a Cultural Bridge Mr.McFeely Kicks Off 14th Annual Sweater Drive http://wesa.fm/post/mrmcfeely-kicks-14th-annual-sweater-drive <p>Pittsburgh’s most iconic — and speediest — deliveryman, Mr. McFeely, helped kick off the 14<sup>th</sup> annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive Thursday.</p><p>McFeely, played by David Newell, brought his puppet friends, Don Quixote, King Friday and Daniel Striped Tiger, to teach the 72 students from Crescent Early Childhood Centers and the Children’s Museum Pre-K Headstart Programs the value of sharing by donating sweaters.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 15:10:27 +0000 Jessica Nath 19450 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Children's Museum Offers Free Admission for Mister Rogers Day http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-childrens-museum-offers-free-admission-mister-rogers-day <p>Your friendly neighbors at the <a href="https://pittsburghkids.org/exhibits/fred-rogers-us">Pittsburgh Children's Museum</a> will waive admission fees on Wednesday, March 20 — just tell 'em Mister Rogers sent you.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:20:50 +0000 Josh Raulerson 4072 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburgh Children's Museum Offers Free Admission for Mister Rogers Day