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: September 2017 Highlights

Press Release: September 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for September 2017: StoryTime: Leafman by Lois Ehlert – Friday, September 1 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Gather with us at the woodland scene in Ecology Hall to talk about Autumn. Enjoy the story Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and help us create a Leaf …

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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: July 2017 Highlights

Press Release: July 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for July 2017: StoryTime: Roadwork by Sally Sutton Friday, July 7 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Gather with us in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Exhibit to learn about our first “super-highway”. Enjoy our story, Roadwork by Sally Sutton, and sing about the big construction trucks used …

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2017 Free Summer Fridays

2017 Free Summer Fridays

Fridays this summer at The State Museum will be free from June 16 through August 25. This program gives our guests free general admission to the museum for the day and features Learn at Lunchtime programs from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM highlighting a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. Join us for one 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: April 2017 Highlights

Press Release: April 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for April 2017: Exhibit Opening: Pennsylvania At War: World War I Posters from the Pennsylvania State Archives – Sunday, April 2 2:00 PM Offering a fascinating glimpse at how valued American symbols and ideals were used to mobilize the country for war in Europe, this …

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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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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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50 Years of History: The State Museum and Archives Complex

50 Years of History: The State Museum and Archives Complex

  The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Archives were physically joined in a new, modern architectural complex 50 years ago.  Designed by the Harrisburg-based architectural firm of Lawrie and Green, the complex opened in 1964 and was dedicated in October 1965. First known as the William Penn Memorial Museum and State Archives, …

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