Living Dead Meets Walking Dead: Zombies in Pittsburgh's Heinz History Center

October26, 2018

Think you know zombies? Think again. Join the History Center for a night . . . of the living dead. Dive into Pittsburgh’s zombie connections, hear all about the Smithsonian’s work to collect zombie history, meet icons of the local zombie film tradition, grab a zombie cocktail, and walk away with a (fake) zombie bite.

  • Smithsonian curator Eric Jentsch will discuss zombies in pop culture, including the National Museum of American History’s recent work with AMC’s The Walking Dead.

  • Hear from cast and crew members who worked with Pittsburgh history maker George Romero including Lori Cardille, Greg Nicotero, and Tony Buba.

  • Enjoy a complimentary zombie-themed cocktail courtesy of Wigle Whiskey.

  • Walk away with your very own zombie bite wound, courtesy of the Douglas Education Center’s Special Effects Makeup Program.

  • Make your own zombie movie poster.

  • Admission to the full History Center, including the blockbuster Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Missionexhibition and Pittsburgh: A Tradition of Innovation, which features the work of George Romero.

Zombie garb and Halloween costumes encouraged! Prize awarded to the most creative or ghoulish costume of the night!

Jeff Whitehead