Pittsburgh celebrates its 200th anniversary! In March of 1816 the city received a charter from the Commonwealth of PA and swore in its first mayor in July. This bicentennial celebration marks the 200th anniversary of Pittsburgh’s incorporation as a city, which gave Pittsburghers the right to vote and govern themrselves.
“In 2016 the city is back to see how far we’ve come, celebrating where we are today, and envisioning Pittsburgh’s future potential. The 200th anniversary offers an opportunity for the city, region and world to celebrate all that makes Pittsburgh extraordinary and visionary,” said a Press Release from the city.
“If you’re not familiar with Pittsburgh, visiting this year is a great way to get to know our city’s incredible history. Pittsburgh is a hardworking city of dreamers and doers. Experience firsthand our history of innovation, our can-do spirit and the strength and warmth of our people, all things that have stood the test of time.
In 2016 our city is on display and you have the chance to visit our unique attractions, attend special events and meet the partners that make Pittsburgh such a great place to live, work, study and play. This bicentennial provides an opportunity to share what is best about Pittsburgh. It’s the perfect way to welcome visitors.
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