Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 51st Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 51st Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition

Finalists have been announced for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2018. 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 …

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Press Release: June 2018 Highlights

Press Release: June 2018 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2018: Pay as You Wish Summer Fridays The State Museum is inviting visitors to pay what they wish for general admission on Fridays beginning on Friday, June 22, and continuing through Friday, August 24, 2018. Fees for the Planetarium and other special programs …

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Press Release: May 2018 Highlights

Press Release: May 2018 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for May 2018: StoryTime: My Cousin Momo by Zacharia OHora, Friday, May 4, 10:00 AM Join us in Curiosity Connection as we read and explore Zacharia OHora’s My Cousin Momo, the 2018 winner of Pennsylvania One Book, Every One Child. StoryTime is the museum’s popular …

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Press Release: March 2018 Highlights

Press Release: March 2018 Highlights

StoryTime: Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola, Friday, March 2, 10:00 AM Join us in Village Square to learn about cooking in kitchens of the past. Enjoy our story Pancakes for Breakfast by Tomie dePaola and help make a “Pretend Pancake Breakfast” with kitchen utensils once used in old kitchens. StoryTime is our popular series for children …

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Press Release: Unique Gifts from Pennsylvania’s Historic Sites on Sale

Press Release: Unique Gifts from Pennsylvania’s Historic Sites on Sale

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) will host the Holiday Marketplace from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Thursday, November 16 and from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM on Friday, November 17 in the Village Square of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Open to local residents and employees working in or near the Capitol Complex, the …

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Press Release: Exhibit Opening Pennsylvania Bird’s-eye Views of T.M. Fowler

Press Release: Exhibit Opening Pennsylvania Bird’s-eye Views of T.M. Fowler

A new exhibit featuring hand-drawn bird’s-eye views of Pennsylvania cities and towns will open Saturday, November 18 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. A special exhibit preview is offered Friday, November 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM for participants in 3rd in the Burg, Harrisburg’s monthly celebration of art and culture. Admission to the …

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Press Release: November 2017 Highlights

Press Release: November 2017 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s program schedule for November 2017: StoryTime: Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton by Friday, November 3 10:00 AM Gather with us in Paleontology at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 3 and explore a collection of dinosaur bones with our Museum’s paleontologist. Enjoy our story Bones, Bones, Dinosaur Bones by …

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Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Earns National Award of Merit

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania Earns National Award of Merit

Harrisburg, PA – A permanent exhibit at The State Museum of Pennsylvania featuring the history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has earned national recognition. The Leadership in History committee of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has selected The State Museum as its 2017 Award of Merit winner. The honor specifically recognizes the …

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Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Offers Artist Conversations for Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk

Press Release: State Museum of Pennsylvania Offers Artist Conversations for Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk

To complement the 50th Anniversary of Art of the State, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host its third and final installment of its “Artist Conversations” series on Sunday, September 10 at 2:00 PM. This special tour will be held in conjunction with Harrisburg’s annual Gallery Walk. Artist Marie Manski and Collections Advancement Project Curator …

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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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