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12:00 pm

Charter Day

March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will celebrate the commonwealth’s 339th birthday on Charter Day. This special day offers visitors to The State Museum of Pennsylvania the rare opportunity to see William Penn’s original 1681 Charter. England’s King Charles II used the Charter to grant the land that is now Pennsylvania to founder William Penn. ...

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2:00 pm

"Picturing a More Perfect Union" exhibit gallery entrance

Speaker Charting the Holy Experiment: Violet Oakley’s Murals

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Professor Patricia Likos Ricci who will discuss Violet Oakley's first commission for the Pennsylvania State Capitol, a series of murals in the Governor's Reception Room, painted from 1902-1906. Oakley's theme, "The Founding of the State of Liberty Spiritual," focused on William Penn's decision to use the land granted to him by King Charles II ...

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