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: Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Mammal Hall and its Restoration

Press Release: Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Mammal Hall and its Restoration

Next month, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will celebrate 50 years of Mammal Hall, one of its most beloved exhibits, with a week of special programming beginning Wednesday, September 26, and culminating with a rededication ceremony on Sunday, September 30. Throughout the week-long celebration, visitors will have the opportunity to build their own diorama, walk …

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Press Release: July 2018 Highlights

Press Release: July 2018 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for July 2018: Museum Closure Wednesday, July 4 The State Museum will be closed for the holiday on Wednesday, July 4, and will reopen with regular hours on Thursday, July 5. StoryTime: One Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova, Friday, July 6, 10:00 AM The humorous …

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Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 51st Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 51st Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Finalists have been announced for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2018. 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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2018 Summer Nature Lab

2018 Summer Nature Lab

This summer the State Museum of Pennsylvania will offer visitors the opportunity to engage with museum curators, educators and representatives of various Pennsylvania state agencies through its Summer 2018 Nature Lab series. This program will be presented every Wednesday and Thursday at 11:30 AM, June 27 through August 16, and is included with general admission. …

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Press Release: June 2018 Highlights

Press Release: June 2018 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2018: Pay as You Wish Summer Fridays The State Museum is inviting visitors to pay what they wish for general admission on Fridays beginning on Friday, June 22, and continuing through Friday, August 24, 2018. Fees for the Planetarium and other special programs …

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Press Release: Programs on Pennsylvania’s Industrial Heritage as Seen Through the Bird’s-eye Views of T.M. Fowler

Press Release: Programs on Pennsylvania’s Industrial Heritage as Seen Through the Bird’s-eye Views of T.M. Fowler

Throughout the month of April, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will present a series of programs on the state’s historic landscapes using the hand-drawn, bird’s-eye views of Pennsylvania cities and towns by Thaddeus Mortimer “T.M.” Fowler featured in the exhibit Every Thing of Interest Shown: T.M. Fowler’s Pennsylvania Bird’s-Eye Views, 1885-1905, currently on display. Fowler’s …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania, Partners, Present Program on Lorraine Hansberry, Author of A Raisin in the Sun

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania, Partners, Present Program on Lorraine Hansberry, Author of A Raisin in the Sun

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, in cooperation with WITF Public Media and The Film Posse, will present a special program on the new documentary film Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 6 pm. Harrisburg native Tracy Heather Strain, producer of the new documentary, will show excerpts from the film. Scott …

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Press Release: March 2018 Highlights

Press Release: March 2018 Highlights

StoryTime: Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola, Friday, March 2, 10:00 AM Join us in Village Square to learn about cooking in kitchens of the past. Enjoy our story Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola and help make a “Pretend Pancake Breakfast” with kitchen utensils once used in old kitchens. StoryTime is our popular series for children …

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Press Release: Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Display of William Penn’s Charter and Indian Deeds

Press Release: Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Display of William Penn’s Charter and Indian Deeds

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will celebrate the commonwealth’s 337th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 11, with a rare display of William Penn’s original charter and four Indian Deeds. In addition, PHMC will offer free admission to many of the historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History. Pennsylvania was …

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