Press Release: State Museum Presents Learn at Lunchtime

Press Release: State Museum Presents Learn at Lunchtime

Beginning Friday, February 5 at 12:15 PM, and repeating each Friday thereafter, The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents its popular Friday speaker’s series online. Virtual visitors will learn about Pennsylvania topics and museum collections by joining live conversations with curators, educators, colleagues and friends. The State Museum’s Learn at Lunchtime programs are free. Pre-register to join at …

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Virtual Learn at Lunchtime

Virtual Learn at Lunchtime

Connect with others and learn about our Commonwealth by joining The State Museum of Pennsylvania for our 2021 virtual Learn at Lunchtime programs every Friday at 12:15 pm. Virtual Learn at Lunchtime features a variety of captivating presentations and live conversations with educators, curators, colleagues, and friends about various Pennsylvania topics. Sessions will be presented …

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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: 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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Moon Madness July 17-21

Moon Madness July 17-21

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at the State Museum July 17 – July 21, 2019 The State Museum will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with “Moon Madness” from July 17 to 21. Cases in the museum will display space memorabilia, moon rocks, and space …

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State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2019: StoryTime: What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand Friday, June 7 at 10:30 AM The children’s book What a Treasure! by Jane and Will Hillenbrand will be read in Curiosity Connection with an activity following the reading. The story is about what Mole …

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Press Release: Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Mammal Hall and its Restoration

Press Release: Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Mammal Hall and its Restoration

Next month, The State Museum of Pennsylvania will celebrate 50 years of Mammal Hall, one of its most beloved exhibits, with a week of special programming beginning Wednesday, September 26, and culminating with a rededication ceremony on Sunday, September 30. Throughout the week-long celebration, visitors will have the opportunity to build their own diorama, walk …

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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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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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Art of the State 2014 Winners

Art of the State 2014 Winners

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of “Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014,” an annual juried exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of the state’s established and emerging artists. Awards were given in painting, photography, sculpture, craft and work on paper. The William D. Davis Memorial Award for Drawing and The …

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