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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The Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents “We are Stars”

The Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents “We are Stars”

What are we made of? Where did it all come from? These questions and others are explored in We Are Stars, a new planetarium show running from August 31 through December 11, 2016 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. We Are Stars explores the secrets of our cosmic chemistry, our explosive origins and connects the …

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2016 Learn at Lunchtime Summer Series

2016 Learn at Lunchtime Summer Series

Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of exciting lectures and presentations. Learn at Lunchtime is included with your Museum general admission. All presentations start at 12:15 am and conclude by 12:45 pm. June 17 Objects of Valor Meet with Robert Hill our Curator of Military & Industrial History Collections for a tour …

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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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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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Discovery magnified: The brilliance of Joseph Priestley

Discovery magnified: The brilliance of Joseph Priestley

British scientist and Unitarian theologian Joseph Priestley used this brass-and-glass telescope in his laboratory at his home in Northumberland County, Pa. Selected by CAP Curator Jennifer Gleim as this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure, the telescope, on loan from the Joseph Priestley House, is featured in The State Museum’s Pennsylvania Icons exhibit. The earliest known working telescopes …

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Press Release: February 2016 Highlights

Press Release: February 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for February 2016: Artist Conversation: PA Modern Join us 2:00 PM Sunday, February 21 for a special presentation and tour focusing on the architecture of The State Museum and Archives Complex as captured by photographers in The State Museum’s changing exhibit PA Modern: A Photography …

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January 2016 Highlights

January 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s program schedule for January 2016: 2016 Pennsylvania Farm Show: The State Museum’s Archaeology program will celebrate the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show with exhibit aimed at promoting the commonwealth’s rich agricultural heritage. This year’s theme focuses on the development of agriculture in the commonwealth and includes artifacts that illustrate our transition …

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December 2015 Highlights

December 2015 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s program schedule for December 2015: Pennsylvania Icons: This new exhibit tells the story of our commonwealth, its people and the role they played in shaping the nation. Visitors will see artifacts related to Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn, as well as objects from Pennsylvania’s lumber, iron, steel, coal and oil industries. …

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November 2015 Highlights

November 2015 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s program schedule for November 2015: New Exhibit: What’s Inside? The Pennsylvania State Archives has unveiled its What’s Inside? Celebrating 50 Years in the State Archives Tower exhibit located in the History Alcove on the Second Floor of The State Museum. Important documents displayed include: Pennsylvania’s Gradual Abolition Act of 1780, …

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