General Robinson Site Exhibit
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Exhibit design and installation
The Carnegie Science Center exhibited the first artifacts from the General Robinson Site found beneath PNC Park. In 1832, a catastrophic flood inundated General Robinson’s house on Pittsburghâ€™s North Side. The family’s possessions ended up in the back yard covered with mud left behind from the floodwaters. Before construction of PNC Park, CDC found the General’s backyard buried beneath 17 feet of modern fill. Hundreds of ceramic, glass and wood objects from the 1832 flood were brought to the surface after being buried for 166 years. The collection is one of the earliest and most significant in the City of Pittsburgh.