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: March 2016 Highlights

Press Release: March 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for March 2016: Charter Day 2016: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) celebrates the commonwealth’s 335th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 13. The special day gives visitors to The State Museum of Pennsylvania a rare opportunity to see the original Charter of Pennsylvania …

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Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

Join the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in celebrating the commonwealth’s 335th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 13, 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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March 2015 Highlights

March 2015 Highlights

   Program schedule for March 2015: 16th Annual Charter Day Celebration: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s (PHMC) 16th Annual Charter Day will be held Sunday, March 8, from noon to 4:00 P.M. at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Archives will display the original 1681 Charter, the document that granted the land …

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Celebrate Pennsylvania’s 334th Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

Celebrate Pennsylvania’s 334th Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

  The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites Pennsylvania residents and visitors to celebrate the commonwealth’s 334th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 8, with free admission to many historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. Charter Day celebrates the founding of Pennsylvania. The special day gives visitors to The State …

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