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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Press Release: August 2016 Highlights

Press Release: August 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for August 2016: Scott Weidensaul presents Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians Join us on Sunday, August 7 at 2 PM as renowned author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul discusses his book Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians. This …

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Press Release: Naturalist Scott Weidensaul to Speak at The State Museum

Press Release: Naturalist Scott Weidensaul to Speak at The State Museum

Renowned author and naturalist Scott Weidensaul will discuss his latest book Mountains of the Heart: A Natural History of the Appalachians at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 7 in the State Museum’s auditorium. This presentation is included with regular admission to the Museum. Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation members (including State Museum Affiliates) and members of the …

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Winners Announced for “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016” Exhibition

Winners Announced for “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016” Exhibition

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016,” an annual juried exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of the state’s established and emerging artists. Awards were given in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and work on paper. The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The State …

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Press Release: July 2016 Highlights

Press Release: July 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for July 2016: Community FREE Day Mark your calendar. The State Museum is offering free admission on Saturday, July 30. July 2016 Learn at Lunchtime Learn at Lunchtime features a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. This program, included with general admission to The State …

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Dauphin County projectile point collection dates to the Ice Age

Dauphin County projectile point collection dates to the Ice Age

This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure is the fluted projectile point collection from the Shoop archaeological site in Dauphin County. These artifacts, some of the oldest in the collections kept by The State Museum’s Section of Archaeology, hail from a site that made a significant contribution to our understanding of past cultural behavior in the Eastern United …

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Finalists for Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition, Awards Set for June 26

Finalists for Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition, Awards Set for June 26

  Finalists have been announced for “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016,” an exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of Pennsylvania’s established and emerging artists. The 49th annual exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 26 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania with an awards ceremony at 1:00 PM and an opening reception …

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World War I medals honor soldier’s sacrifice

World War I medals honor soldier’s sacrifice

Memorial Day, as the day has come to be known, traces its origins to the American Civil War. People observed the day, initially known as Decoration Day, by decorating the graves of Union soldiers who had fallen in battle. The Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans, selected May 30 as the …

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Press Release: June 2016 Highlights

Press Release: June 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2016: Summer 2016 Nature Lab: Meet the Experts This summer, take a staycation to The State Museum of Pennsylvania where you’ll discover interactive, hands-on learning experiences guided by specialists in fields ranging from archaeology to environmental protection. Museum curators and representatives of various …

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