Press Release: April 2017 Highlights

Press Release: April 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for April 2017: Exhibit Opening: Pennsylvania At War: World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State Archives – Sunday, April 2 2:00 PM Offering a fascinating glimpse at how valued American symbols and ideals were used to mobilize the country for war in Europe, this …

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Press Release: March Highlights

Press Release: March Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for March 2017: StoryTime: Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin Friday, March 3 10:00 AM Join us in the Transportation & Industry Gallery as we listen to Fire Engine No. 9 by Mike Austin. We will also discover the Museum’s steam operated fire truck and compare …

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Press Release: Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday Charter Day 2017

Press Release: Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday Charter Day 2017

Join the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in celebrating the commonwealth’s 336th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 12, with free admission to many of the historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History. Pennsylvania was created when England’s King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn in 1681. Once each …

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Press Release: February Highlights

Press Release: February Highlights

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for February 2017: StoryTime: Over and Under the Snow, Friday, February 3 10:00 – 11:00 AM Join us as we learn about the winter woods in Ecology Hall.  We’ll listen to Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner and discover how animals …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces a Noon Year’s Celebration

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces a Noon Year’s Celebration

The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents the 11th anniversary edition of its popular “Noon Year’s” celebration. Join museum staff, volunteers and other junior revelers and their families from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Friday, December, 30 for an exciting opportunity to “ring in” the New Year. Museum visitors will have an opportunity to make …

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Pennsylvania at War: Behind the scenes with the “Saga of the USS Pennsylvania”

Pennsylvania at War: Behind the scenes with the “Saga of the USS Pennsylvania”

This Sunday, a new display, Pennsylvania at War: The Saga of the USS Pennsylvania, will open at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Launched shortly before the U.S. entered World War I and later damaged during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the USS Pennsylvania served as the flagship of the U.S. Navy. Later, the historic ship …

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Press Release: December Highlights

Press Release: December Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for December 2016: Nature Lab Programs Hands-on experiments focusing on science topics are held bi-weekly. All programs are included with general admission to the Museum. Color and Light, Friday, December 2 at 11:30 PM  Learn about light, energy and heat and how they play a …

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Pennsylvania At War

Pennsylvania At War

Pennsylvania at War Commemorates two of the 20th century’s greatest conflicts, World War I and World War II, and explores their impact at home and across the globe, through stories and related artifacts from the collections of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). PHMC has incorporated the #PAatWar hashtag in our social media postings …

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Press Release: Historian Brent D. Glass to Discuss “50 Great American Places”

Press Release: Historian Brent D. Glass to Discuss “50 Great American Places”

The State Museum of Pennsylvania welcomes Dr. Brent D. Glass who will discuss his new book, 50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites across the U.S., at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 26. From Massachusetts to Florida to Washington to California, 50 Great American Places takes readers on a journey through our nation’s history. Sharing …

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Press Release: October 2016 Highlights

Press Release: October 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for October 2016: Archaeology at Fort Hunter State Museum archaeologists will be wrapping up their annual excavation at Fort Hunter between October 3 and October 7, 2016. Archaeologists will be on-site, weekdays between 10 AM and 3 PM. The public is welcome to visit. Learn at …

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