Pittsburgh launched the international commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War in 2004.

Pittsburgh played a central role in the colonial conflict that involved British and French settlers and Native Americans.

Colby Kelly overviews the projects commemorating the French and Indian War and reflects on the integrated history of encroachment.

Highlighted is the Fort Pitt Museum’s exhibit opening of Fort Pitt: Keystone of the Frontier, the Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center’s exhibit Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian War, 1754-1763, and the National Park Service’s commemoration efforts at Fort Necessity in Western Pennsylvania.