PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Sen. John Heinz History Museum is among the finalists for the Best History Museum contest run by USA Today.
Online voters have until Feb. 11 to select their favorite nominated museum at 10best.com .
"Heinz History Center preserves the history of Western Pennsylvanians and helps educate visitors with interactive exhibits spread across six floors," explains the latest USA Today Readers Choice competition. "A highlight is the 'Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood' exhibit, which houses artifacts from the popular children's show that was filmed in Pittsburgh. You'll get to see the welcoming living room set, The Great Oak Tree, King Friday XIII’s Castle and plenty of other notable items."
The social media director for the Heinz History Center, on Smallman Street in the Strip District, tweeted Wednesday night that officials there are "thrilled" to be a finalist, and shared the link for people to vote.
The other 19 finalists:
⋅9/11 Memorial & Museum, New York.
⋅Akwesasne Cultural Center Museum, New York
⋅America's Black Holocaust Museum, Milwaukee.
⋅Buffalo Bill Center of The West, Cody, Wyo.
⋅Cincinnati History Museum
⋅El Paso Museum of History, El Paso, Texas
⋅Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, Mass.
⋅The Journey Museum, Rapids City, S.D.
⋅The Legacy Museum, Montgomery, Ala.
⋅Maine Maritime Museum, Bath, Maine
Mill City Museum, Minneapolis
⋅Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia
⋅Museum of The Fur Trade, Chadron, Neb.
⋅Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
⋅National Infantry Museum & Soldier Center, Columbus, Ga.
⋅National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Cincinnati
⋅The National World War II Museum, New Orleans
⋅Tenement Museum, New York
⋅West Virginia Mine Wars Museum, Matewan, W.Va.
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