Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 53rd Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 53rd Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Finalists have been announced for Art of the State 2020. 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 over a half-century of creative endeavor in the Keystone State. …

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Press Release: March 2020 Highlights

Press Release: March 2020 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for March: Why Not in Pennsylvania? Campaigning for Women’s Suffrage in the Keystone State, 1910-1920 Exhibit Opens, Sunday, March 1 Pennsylvania ratified the 19th Amendment a few weeks after Congress introduced the measure in June 1919, but the broader campaign to win votes for women …

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Press Release: State Museum Invites Artists to Enter Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2020 Juried Exhibition

Press Release: State Museum Invites Artists to Enter Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2020 Juried Exhibition

  The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation invite artists and artisans to submit applications to exhibit their work in Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2020. The annual juried exhibition boasts a tradition of presenting highly creative art chosen by a distinguished panel of jurors. The exhibition will run from Sunday, June …

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Press Release: January 2020 Highlights

Press Release: January 2020 Highlights

  The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for January 2020: StoryTime: Charlotte the Scientist is Squished, Friday, January 3, 10:30 AM The children’s book Charlotte the Scientist is Squished by Camille Andros, about a bunny who solves a big problem using the scientific method, will be read in the museum’s Nature …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Noon Years Celebration

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Noon Years Celebration

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will present its annual Noon Years celebration on Monday, December 30 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. This family-friendly event, which culminates with the museum’s famous firefly and balloon drop in Memorial Hall at noon, will be held at the museum during special Monday hours. In addition to the firefly and balloon …

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Press Release: December 2019 Highlights

Press Release: December 2019 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for December 2019: Museum Store Sunday, December 1, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM The State Museum Store will hold a storewide sale in conjunction with Museum Store Sunday, an event that includes more than 1,000 museum stores in all 50 states, 15 countries, and four …

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Press Release: September 2019 Highlights

Press Release: September 2019 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for September 2019: Archaeology at Kipona, Saturday, August 31 – Monday, September 2, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM State Museum archaeology staff will be on hand at the Kipona celebration on Harrisburg’s City Island, where they will feature the popular dugout canoe and discuss the …

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Press Release: August 2019 Highlights

Press Release: August 2019 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for August 2019: StoryTime: Mix it Up! Friday, August 2, 10:30 AM The children’s book Mix it Up! by Herve Tullet will be read in celebration of Art of the State. Young visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy the story and then explore “mixing …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Manned Landing on the Moon

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Celebrates 50th Anniversary of First Manned Landing on the Moon

Harrisburg, PA – The State Museum of Pennsylvania will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with “Moon Madness” from July 17 to 21. Cases in the museum will display space-themed toys, moon rocks, meteorites, and space monkey Miss Sam’s chair from the Project Mercury mission. Even a great-horned owl that hunts …

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Press Release: July 2019 Include Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Press Release: July 2019 Include Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

State Museum of Pennsylvania July Highlights Include Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for July 2019: Museum Closure, Thursday, July 4 The State Museum will be closed for the holiday on Thursday, July 4, and will reopen with regular hours …

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