The end for us

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

The decision to give the Fort Pitt Museum to the Heinz History Center ("Heinz History Center to Operate Fort Pitt Museum," June 18) may be a welcome one to the Post-Gazette and others who supported the Heinz History Center, but for the staff who actually works at Fort Pitt Museum, it means the end of our careers. People who have dedicated their lives to the preservation and promotion of the region's early history will have to find a new line of work while our museum is run by "pros" (as the Post-Gazette describes them in "Fort Pitt's Rescuer," June 15 editorial) who may have walked through our doors only once or twice in their lives.

There is so much more to this story than what the media has chosen to report. In any case, our staff will soon be unemployed and the Fort Pitt Museum just a shell of what it used to be with a corporate logo on it.

Before I leave, I would like to say thank you to the tens of thousands of children and countless visitors who experienced Capt. Fred's fur trading house, Sgt. Williams' army drill and Miss Jessica's stories of young George Washington and who walked the historic earth of Fort Duquesne with me. Thank you and goodbye.


Penn Hills



The writer is the museum educator at Fort Pitt Museum.


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