Press Release: March 2019 Highlights

Press Release: March 2019 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for March 2019: StoryTime: The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain, Friday, March 1 at 10:30 AM If you travel deep underground, what will you find? The Street Beneath My Feet by Charlotte Guillain explores the fascinating things that lie within our Earth. Using pages …

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

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

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will celebrate the commonwealth’s 338th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 10, with a rare display of William Penn’s original charter and documents relating to the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. In addition, PHMC will offer free admission …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces February Highlights

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces February Highlights

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for February 2019: StoryTime: The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, Friday, February 1 at 10:30 AM The children’s book The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires will be read in Nature Lab. The story is about a little girl who has …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces January 2019 Highlights

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces January 2019 Highlights

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for January 2019: StoryTime: Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre, Friday, January 4 at 10:30 AM The children’s book Best in Snow by April Pulley Sayre will be read in Mammal Hall with an activity in Nature Lab to follow. StoryTime …

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Press Release: September Highlights

Press Release: September Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for September 2018: Archaeology at Kipona, Saturday, September 1 – Monday, September 3, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM Archaeology staff of The State Museum will be on hand at the Kipona celebration on Harrisburg’s City Island, where they will feature the popular dugout canoe and …

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Press Release: August 2018 Highlights

Press Release: August 2018 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for August 2018: StoryTime: Art by Patrick McDonnell, Friday, August 3, 10:00 AM The children’s book Art, by Patrick McDonnell, will be read in the Art of the State gallery for StoryTime, our popular reading series for children aged 3 to 5. Each reading is held in …

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2018 StoryTime Press Release: July 2017 Highlights

Press Release: July 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for July 2017: StoryTime: Roadwork by Sally Sutton Friday, July 7 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Gather with us in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Exhibit to learn about our first “super-highway”. Enjoy our story, Roadwork by Sally Sutton, and sing about the big construction trucks used …

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Press Release: May 2017 Highlights

Press Release: May 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for May 2017: StoryTime: Jump Frog Jump by Robert Kalan – Friday, May 5 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Gather with us in Curiosity Connection to learn about frogs! Sing a song, play a fun frog game and enjoy our story Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert …

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50 Years of History: The State Museum and Archives Complex

50 Years of History: The State Museum and Archives Complex

  The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Archives were physically joined in a new, modern architectural complex 50 years ago.  Designed by the Harrisburg-based architectural firm of Lawrie and Green, the complex opened in 1964 and was dedicated in October 1965. First known as the William Penn Memorial Museum and State Archives, …

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