2016 Learn at Lunchtime Summer Series

2016 Learn at Lunchtime Summer Series

Learn at Lunchtime is a program featuring a variety of exciting lectures and presentations. Learn at Lunchtime is included with your Museum general admission. All presentations start at 12:15 am and conclude by 12:45 pm. June 17 Objects of Valor Meet with Robert Hill our Curator of Military & Industrial History Collections for a tour …

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Press Release: June 2016 Highlights

Press Release: June 2016 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2016: Summer 2016 Nature Lab: Meet the Experts This summer, take a staycation to The State Museum of Pennsylvania where you’ll discover interactive, hands-on learning experiences guided by specialists in fields ranging from archaeology to environmental protection. Museum curators and representatives of various …

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October 2015 Highlights

October 2015 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for October 2015: New Exhibit: “The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway”: The first in a series of modular upgrades to the museum’s popular second floor gallery opens to the public on October 2. This new exhibit highlights the Turnpike’s contribution to the ongoing quest to …

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September 2015 Highlights

September 2015 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania’s program schedule for September 2015: Art of the State and Artist’s Conversations: Join artist Lauren Litwa Holden, winner of The State Museum of Pennsylvania Purchase Award, and David Dunn, Director of The State Museum, on Sunday, September 13 at 2:00 PM, during Gallery Walk, for a discussion on the Art …

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August 2015 Highlights ​

August 2015 Highlights ​

“Art of the State”: “Art of the State” is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. This year’s show includes 126 pieces from 122 artists. Jurors selected artwork from five categories: Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Work on Paper. All works are available for online viewing at www.flickr.com/patrailsofhistory. “Art of the State” …

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July 2015 Highlights

July 2015 Highlights

Planetarium 50th Anniversary Celebration: Join the Planetarium at The State Museum of Pennsylvania from July 15 through July 19, as we celebrate 50 years of science education and programming. The planetarium will host the East Coast debut of the stunning, new full-dome feature Solar Superstorms. Watch the fury building on the surface of the sun …

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Full Schedule: Summer 2015 in Nature Lab: Meet the Experts

Full Schedule: Summer 2015 in Nature Lab: Meet the Experts

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will offer visitors the opportunity to engage with museum curators and representatives of various Pennsylvania State agencies through its new “Summer 2015 in Nature Lab: Meet the Experts” series. Specialists in fields ranging from archaeology to environmental protection will lead a variety of hands-on programs geared toward all ages and …

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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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March 2015 Highlights

March 2015 Highlights

   Program schedule for March 2015: 16th Annual Charter Day Celebration: The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s (PHMC) 16th Annual Charter Day will be held Sunday, March 8, from noon to 4:00 P.M. at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania State Archives will display the original 1681 Charter, the document that granted the land …

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State Museum to Host Free Day, Friday, Feb. 13

State Museum to Host Free Day, Friday, Feb. 13

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced a free admission day on Friday, Feb. 13. Museum visitors will have the chance to view the special “Inaugural Exhibit of Pennsylvania Arts.” This exhibit, inspired by Gov. Tom Wolf and First Lady Frances Wolf’s love of art and culture, brings together the best of Pennsylvania art and …

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