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: 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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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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