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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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 a look at Colonial Pennsylvania through history, archaeology, natural history, and the fine arts. 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 14. Presentations from the Pennsylvania State Archives will focus …

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Press Release: Noon Year’s Celebration

Press Release: Noon Year’s Celebration

The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents the 12th annual edition of its popular Noon Year’s Eve celebration. Join museum staff, volunteers and other junior revelers and their families from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Friday, December 29 for an exciting opportunity to “ring in” the New Year. Visitors will have an opportunity to make …

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Press Release: Unique Gifts from Pennsylvania’s Historic Sites on Sale

Press Release: Unique Gifts from Pennsylvania’s Historic Sites on Sale

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) will host the Holiday Marketplace from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 16 and from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM on Friday, November 17 in the Village Square of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Open to local residents and employees working in or near the Capitol Complex, the …

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Press Release: Exhibit Opening Pennsylvania Bird’s-eye Views of T.M. Fowler

Press Release: Exhibit Opening Pennsylvania Bird’s-eye Views of T.M. Fowler

A new exhibit featuring hand-drawn bird’s-eye views of Pennsylvania cities and towns will open Saturday, November 18 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. A special exhibit preview is offered Friday, November 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM for participants in 3rd in the Burg, Harrisburg’s monthly celebration of art and culture. Admission to the …

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Press Release: October 2017 Highlights

Press Release: October 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for October 2017: Pennsylvania Turnpike Event, Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 PM Join us for an insider’s historical look at the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The event will take place at The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway, an award-winning exhibit that is part of the museum’s popular …

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Press Release: “Night of the Great Pumpkin” 2017

Press Release: “Night of the Great Pumpkin” 2017

The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents “Night of the Great Pumpkin,” a family-friendly Halloween event on Friday, October 13 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Children and their families are encouraged to arrive in costume and ready to enjoy educational activities, Halloween crafts and games. Please refrain from wearing masks or bringing candy as each …

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