Press Release: Pennsylvania State Archives to debut World War I poster collection at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Press Release: Pennsylvania State Archives to debut World War I poster collection at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA – A new display from the Pennsylvania State Archives featuring its historic collection of World War I-era posters will open next month at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania At War: World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State Archives will commemorate the anniversary of the U.S. involvement in World War I by …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania and Jump Street Invite Artists to Enter Art of the State 2017

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania and Jump Street Invite Artists to Enter Art of the State 2017

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania and Jump Street invite artists from across Pennsylvania to apply by Tuesday, February 28 for the opportunity to exhibit their work in Art of the State®: Pennsylvania 2017. Celebrating its 50th year, Art of the State® is the annual, juried exhibition held at The State Museum of …

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Pennsylvania at War: Behind the scenes with the “Saga of the USS Pennsylvania”

Pennsylvania at War: Behind the scenes with the “Saga of the USS Pennsylvania”

This Sunday, a new display, Pennsylvania at War: The Saga of the USS Pennsylvania, will open at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Launched shortly before the U.S. entered World War I and later damaged during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the USS Pennsylvania served as the flagship of the U.S. Navy. Later, the historic ship …

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Press Release: December Highlights

Press Release: December Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for December 2016: Nature Lab Programs Hands-on experiments focusing on science topics are held bi-weekly. All programs are included with general admission to the Museum. Color and Light, Friday, December 2 at 11:30 PM  Learn about light, energy and heat and how they play a …

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Press Release: New Display Tells the Story of the USS Pennsylvania

Press Release: New Display Tells the Story of the USS Pennsylvania

A new display commemorating the anniversaries of the U.S. involvement in World War I and of the Attack on Pearl Harbor will open this fall at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania at War: The Saga of the USS Pennsylvania will spotlight the history and artifacts of the USS Pennsylvania. Launched shortly before the U.S. …

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Pennsylvania At War

Pennsylvania At War

Pennsylvania at War Commemorates two of the 20th century’s greatest conflicts, World War I and World War II, and explores their impact at home and across the globe, through stories and related artifacts from the collections of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). PHMC has incorporated the #PAatWar hashtag in our social media postings …

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Press Release: November 2016 Highlights

Press Release: November 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for November 2016: Nature Lab Programs Hands-on experiments focusing on science topics are held bi-weekly. All programs are included with general admission to The State Museum. Birds and Their Beaks, Friday November 4 at 11:30 AM Explore through hands-on demonstrations and experiments how birds have adapted …

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Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania hosts “Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists: 1956-2016”

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania hosts “Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists: 1956-2016”

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host a special exhibit, “Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists: 1956-2016.” This exhibit celebrates 60 years of art by The Seven Lively Artists, the longest-running, active painting group in the United States. Works on display will include 91 pieces by 25 different artists, and features works by the …

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Top hat connects Drake Well to its historic founder

Top hat connects Drake Well to its historic founder

This black top hat made its most famous appearance in a photo taken in 1866 of Col. Edwin L. Drake and Peter Wilson standing in front of the engine house and derrick of the Drake Well. In the iconic image, Drake sports the 1860s hat, an artifact currently on exhibit at the Drake Well Museum …

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Press Release: September 2016 Highlights

Press Release: September 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for September 2016: Archaeology at Kipona Join Archaeology Staff of The State Museum for Kipona on City Island. They will be featuring the dugout canoe and discussing the Archaeology of City Island. The event is free to the general public and runs from September 3 …

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