Statues And Monuments Need To Be Kept For Historical Context

Heinz History Centers Andy Masich weighs in

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Related: Heinz History Center To Reopen July 1

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - As the debate around statues and historical monuments continues, people have now set their sights on the Confederate statues at Gettysburg.

President and CEO Andy Masich of the Heinz History Center tells the KDKA Radio Morning Show that we need to keep them for historical context.

“Certainly there are more stories to be told and we got to correct some of the mistakes made in the narrative from the past, but that doesn’t mean erase the past,” said Masich.

Masich adds that museums can do their part to document the past, whether it be good, bad or ugly.  

 The Heinz History Center and Fort Pitt Museum will reopen July 1.

They will operate at 50 percent capacity and implement social distancing sanitation policies.

Visit the History Center’s website for more.

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