Press Release: March 2020 Highlights

Press Release: March 2020 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for March: Why Not in Pennsylvania? Campaigning for Women’s Suffrage in the Keystone State, 1910-1920 Exhibit Opens, Sunday, March 1 Pennsylvania ratified the 19th Amendment a few weeks after Congress introduced the measure in June 1919, but the broader campaign to win votes for women …

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Press Release: Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Display of William Penn’s Charter, Black History Documents, and Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

Press Release: Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Display of William Penn’s Charter, Black History Documents, and Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

  The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will celebrate the commonwealth’s 339th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 8, with a rare display of William Penn’s original 1681 charter. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th Amendment, the Pennsylvania State Archives will also exhibit two rarely seen documents: Pennsylvania’s …

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Press Release: March 2020 Highlights

Press Release: March 2020 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for March: Why Not in Pennsylvania? Campaigning for Women’s Suffrage in the Keystone State, 1910-1920 Exhibit Opens, Sunday, March 1 Pennsylvania ratified the 19th Amendment a few weeks after Congress introduced the measure in June 1919, but the broader campaign to win votes for women …

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Press Release: State Museum Invites Artists to Enter Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2020 Juried Exhibition

Press Release: State Museum Invites Artists to Enter Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2020 Juried Exhibition

  The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation invite artists and artisans to submit applications to exhibit their work in Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2020. The annual juried exhibition boasts a tradition of presenting highly creative art chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors. The exhibition will run from Sunday, June …

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Press Release: February 2020 Highlights

Press Release: February 2020 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for February: StoryTime: Max and the Tag-Along Moon, Friday, February 7, 10:30 AM The children’s book Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper will be read in the museum’s Planetarium. After the story, children can explore the moon through the planetarium show Who Am …

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Press Release: January 2020 Highlights

Press Release: January 2020 Highlights

  The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for January 2020: StoryTime: Charlotte the Scientist is Squished, Friday, January 3, 10:30 AM The children’s book Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros, about a bunny who solves a big problem using the scientific method, will be read in the museum’s Nature …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Noon Years Celebration

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Noon Years Celebration

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will present its annual Noon Years celebration on Monday, December 30 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This family-friendly event, which culminates with the museum’s famous firefly and balloon drop in Memorial Hall at noon, will be held at the museum during special Monday hours. In addition to the firefly and balloon …

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Press Release: December 2019 Highlights

Press Release: December 2019 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for December 2019: Museum Store Sunday, December 1, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM The State Museum Store will hold a storewide sale in conjunction with Museum Store Sunday, an event that includes more than 1,000 museum stores in all 50 states, 15 countries, and four …

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Press Release: The State Museum Opens New Exhibit on Artist Violet Oakley’s Studies for Pennsylvania Capitol Murals

Press Release: The State Museum Opens New Exhibit on Artist Violet Oakley’s Studies for Pennsylvania Capitol Murals

The State Museum Opens New Exhibit on Artist Violet Oakley’s Studies for Pennsylvania Capitol Murals, Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage Harrisburg, PA – Artist Violet Oakley (1874–1961) was the first woman in America to receive a government mural commission. She embodied the ideal of the “New Woman” embraced by feminists of her era who …

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Press Release: November 2019 Highlights

Press Release: November 2019 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for November 2019: StoryTime: Rainbow Crow, Friday, November 1, 10:30 AM The children’s story Rainbow Crow, the traditional Lenape legend as retold by Nancy Van Laan, will be read and dramatized in the museum’s Archaeology Gallery. Young visitors will then experience the music of the …

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Press Release: October 2019 Highlights

Press Release: October 2019 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for October 2019: StoryTime: I am NOT a Dinosaur, Friday, October 4, 10:30 AM The children’s book I Am NOT a Dinosaur! by Will Loach will be read in the museum’s Nature Lab. Young visitors will then learn about the characteristics of dinosaurs from the …

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