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: Finalists for 50th “Art of the State”

Press Release: Finalists for 50th “Art of the State”

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for 50th Annual “Art of the State” Exhibition, Awards Set for June 11 Finalists have been announced for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017. 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 …

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South Philadelphia sisters battle back after Pearl Harbor

South Philadelphia sisters battle back after Pearl Harbor

The Military History collection of the State Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a memento that marks the launching of the USS Cassin and USS Shaw at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on October 28, 1935 . A small celluloid and metal button commemorates the day in the appropriate colors of navy blue and gold. The …

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Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania hosts “Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists: 1956-2016”

Press Release: The State Museum of Pennsylvania hosts “Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists: 1956-2016”

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host a special exhibit, “Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists: 1956-2016.” This exhibit celebrates 60 years of art by The Seven Lively Artists, the longest-running, active painting group in the United States. Works on display will include 91 pieces by 25 different artists, and features works by the …

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Press Release: July 2016 Highlights

Press Release: July 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for July 2016: Community FREE Day Mark your calendar. The State Museum is offering free admission on Saturday, July 30. July 2016 Learn at Lunchtime Learn at Lunchtime features a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. This program, included with general admission to The State …

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Mercer County artist finds local inspiration in great blue heron painting

Mercer County artist finds local inspiration in great blue heron painting

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large and majestic inhabitant of the freshwater and saltwater wetlands of Canada and southward to the northern edges of South America. Standing up to 4 1/2 feet tall with a wingspan of nearly 7 feet wide, this generally solitary hunter is a striking sight as it stalks …

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Press Release: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Pennsylvania Game Commission hosts special “Working Together for Wildlife” exhibit

Press Release: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Pennsylvania Game Commission hosts special “Working Together for Wildlife” exhibit

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission will host the opening of a special exhibit, “Working Together for Wildlife: Three Decades of Pennsylvania’s Nature in Art” at 10:00 AM on Friday, April 8, at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. James Vaughan, executive director of the PHMC, and Matt Hough, executive …

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Native American pottery vessel tells story of winter survival

Native American pottery vessel tells story of winter survival

Native American culture groups remain an important component in the development of our commonwealth.  This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure, now on exhibit in Pennsylvania Icons at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, features the significant archaeological recovery of a native-made clay storage vessel. Archaeologists have developed a strategy for dating sites, based in part on the artifacts recovered.  …

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Pennsylvania Icons: Your top 5 treasures

Pennsylvania Icons: Your top 5 treasures

On Sunday, Nov. 8, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will open to the public Pennsylvania Icons, a landmark exhibit showcasing nearly 400 artifacts, many of which have not been displayed in decades, that tells the story of the commonwealth, its people and the role they played in shaping the nation. In the past, only a …

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New State Museum Exhibit Tells Story of the Commonwealth

New State Museum Exhibit Tells Story of the Commonwealth

A new exhibit featuring a diverse array of artifacts from the collections of historic sites and museums within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) will open this fall at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. “Pennsylvania Icons” tells the story of the commonwealth, its people and the role they played in shaping the nation. An …

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