Press Release: Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Display of William Penn’s Charter and Women’s Suffrage Documents, Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

Press Release: Celebrate Pennsylvania’s Birthday with Display of William Penn’s Charter and Women’s Suffrage Documents, Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will celebrate the commonwealth’s 338th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 10, with a rare display of William Penn’s original charter and documents relating to the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote. In addition, PHMC will offer free admission …

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Press Release: August 2017 Highlights

Press Release: August 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for August 2017: StoryTime: Perfect Square by Michael Hall – Friday, August 4 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Join us for a tour of select works in the 50th Annual Art of the State exhibit to discover shapes in art. Enjoy our story, Perfect Square by Michael …

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Press Release: PHMC Chair Nancy Moses, Discusses Her Book at The State Museum, May 17

Press Release: PHMC Chair Nancy Moses, Discusses Her Book at The State Museum, May 17

Nancy Moses, author and Chair of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) will discuss her new book, Stolen, Smuggled, Sold: On the Hunt for Cultural Treasures on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Moses will share her fascinating work exploring iconic cultural treasures that were stolen, smuggled, or sold, and …

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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: 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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World Series photograph illustrates one governor’s love of baseball

World Series photograph illustrates one governor’s love of baseball

In this photo preserved by the Pennsylvania State Archives, Gov. David L. Lawrence proudly shows off the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette headline detailing the Pittsburgh Pirates’ victory over the New York Yankees in the 1960 World Series. Pirate second baseman Bill Mazeroski hit a home run on a 1-0 pitch from Yankee hurler Ralph Terry over the …

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Bob Hoffman: From World War I veteran to legendary weightlifter

Bob Hoffman: From World War I veteran to legendary weightlifter

For decades, the name Robert C. “Bob” Hoffman has remained synonymous with U.S. Olympic Weightlifting and the founding of the York Barbell Co. Known as the “Father of World Weightlifting,” Hoffman gained national recognition in 1927 when he took home the sport’s heavyweight championship. However, before he became a pioneer in the fields of weightlifting, …

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Napoleon Lajoie : How Major League Baseball made legal history

Napoleon Lajoie : How Major League Baseball made legal history

Several of the most important legal documents in the early history of Major League Baseball trace their origins to a protracted legal battle resulting from Napoleon “Nap” Lajoie jumping his contract with the National League’s Philadelphia Phillies to play for the upstart American League Philadelphia Athletics. This move gave the A’s instant credibility as a …

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The Charter: The story of Pennsylvania’s “birth certificate”

The Charter: The story of Pennsylvania’s “birth certificate”

This month, the Pennsylvania Charter will briefly leave its climate-controlled, high-security vault at the Pennsylvania State Archives for a limited stint at The State Museum. For one week, the public will have the chance to view Pennsylvania’s “birth certificate” and discover the story behind the granting of the Pennsylvania Colony to William Penn by King …

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