Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Manned Landing on the Moon

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Manned Landing on the Moon

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with “Moon Madness” from July 17 to 21. Cases in the museum will display space-themed toys, moon rocks, meteorites, and space monkey Miss Sam’s chair from the Project Mercury mission. Even a great-horned owl that hunts …

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Press Release: July 2019 Include Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Press Release: July 2019 Include Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

State Museum of Pennsylvania July Highlights Include Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for July 2019: Museum Closure, Thursday, July 4 The State Museum will be closed for the holiday on Thursday, July 4, and will reopen with regular hours …

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Moon Madness July 17-21

Moon Madness July 17-21

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the State Museum July 17 – July 21, 2019 The State Museum will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with “Moon Madness” from July 17 to 21. Cases in the museum will display space memorabilia, moon rocks, and space …

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The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 52nd Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition, Awards Set for June 23

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 52nd Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition, Awards Set for June 23

Finalists have been announced for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2019. Art of the State is an annual juried exhibition that has been showcasing the work of Pennsylvania’s artists at The State Museum of Pennsylvania since 1968. The body of art that has been exhibited reflects over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone …

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State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2019: StoryTime: What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand Friday, June 7 at 10:30 AM The children’s book What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand will be read in Curiosity Connection with an activity following the reading. The story is about what Mole …

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2019 Summer Learn at Lunchtime

2019 Summer Learn at Lunchtime

Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of captivating lectures and presentations. This summer Learn at Lunchtime will be presented every Friday at 12:15 PM, June 21 through August 23. June 21 Wild Bird Adaptations Wildlife Education Specialist Dan Lynch from the Pennsylvania Game Commission will discuss how birds, like Robins and Turkeys, fly, eat and digest …

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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 to Host HomeSchool Day

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania to Host HomeSchool Day

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s upcoming HomeSchool Day offers visitors a chance to explore hands-on objects and crafts and to learn from curators, archivists and educators. The event, tailored for families and organizations that teach in a home setting, is scheduled for 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Wednesday, March 13. Presentations from the Pennsylvania State …

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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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