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: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Earns National Award of Merit

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Earns National Award of Merit

Harrisburg, PA – A permanent exhibit at The State Museum of Pennsylvania featuring the history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has earned national recognition. The Leadership in History committee of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has selected The State Museum as its 2017 Award of Merit winner. The honor specifically recognizes the …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Offers Artist Conversations for Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Offers Artist Conversations for Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk

To complement the 50th Anniversary of Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host its third and final installment of its “Artist Conversations” series on Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 PM. This special tour will be held in conjunction with Harrisburg’s annual Gallery Walk. Artist Marie Manski and Collections Advancement Project Curator …

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Press Release: Winners Announced for 2017 Art of the State

Press Release: Winners Announced for 2017 Art of the State

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017. 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 half a century of …

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Press Release: June 2017 Highlights

Press Release: June 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2017: StoryTime: Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer, Friday, June 2, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Gather with us outside under the trees (weather permitting) to celebrate this year’s PA One Book, Every Young Child featured selection: Daniel Finds a Poem by …

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Press Release: Finalists for 50th “Art of the State”

Press Release: Finalists for 50th “Art of the State”

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 50th Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition, Awards Set for June 11 Finalists have been announced for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017. 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 …

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Press Release: May 2017 Highlights

Press Release: May 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for May 2017: StoryTime: Jump Frog Jump by Robert Kalan – Friday, May 5 10:00 AM -11:00 AM Gather with us in Curiosity Connection to learn about frogs! Sing a song, play a fun frog game and enjoy our story Jump, Frog, Jump by Robert …

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Press Release: Pennsylvania State Archives to debut World War I poster collection

Press Release: Pennsylvania State Archives to debut World War I poster collection

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: Invite to Artists to Enter Art of the State 2017

Press Release: Invite to 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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