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June 2017

StoryTime June 2017

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Gather with us outside under the trees (weather permitting) to celebrate this year’s PA One Book Every Young Child featured selection: Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer.  We’ll create a poem together about our favorite things in the museum, listen to the story, and end with a fun song about the story characters. StoryTime is our popular reading series for children aged 3 to 5. Each reading is held in one of our galleries and is followed by a related play activity…

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Exhibit Opening: Art of the State 2017

June 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The 50th Annual Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists.

The 50th Annual Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. Jurors selected artwork from five categories, Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Work on Paper. Opening ceremony starts at 1:30 PM and is open to the public. The gallery opening and reception will immediately following the opening ceremony. The exhibit runs from June 11 through September 10, 2017. Museum general admission is free for the day. Art of the State is presented by Jump Street…

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Free Summer Friday

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Fridays this summer at The State Museum will be free from June 16 – August 25. This program gives our guests free general admission to the museum for the day and feature Learn at Lunchtime from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM highlighting a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. Curiosity Connection will have free, limited timed-tickets available for 45 minutes of play per hour from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Regular Planetarium admission rates apply.

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Learn at Lunchtime: Art of the State

June 16 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The 50th Annual Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists.

Join us at 12:15 PM for an exciting look at the 50th Anniversary Art of the State exhibition. The 50th Annual Art of the State is recognized as the official, statewide juried competition for Pennsylvania artists. Jurors selected artwork from five categories, Craft, Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Work on Paper. The exhibit runs from June 11 through September 10, 2017. Art of the State is presented by Jump Street and The State Museum of Pennsylvania. WITF Public Media and Higher Information…

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3rd in the Burg: Mammal Hall

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join us to kick off a special summer series of 3rd in the Burg gatherings at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Enjoy refreshments and a behind-the-scenes tour of the exciting restoration Mammal Hall, our famous dioramas of Pennsylvania nature scenes. The State Museum is free during the hours of the event as part of the 3rd in the BURG. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of the State Museum.  

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Victorian Dance Ensemble

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Victorian Dance Ensemble

In honor of the Civil War Days in Harrisburg, join us for demonstrations of Victorian dance by The Victorian Dance Ensemble. Stop by Memorial Hall to explore period costumes, artifacts and dance! Dance demonstrations will occur in Memorial Hall at 1 PM, 2 PM, and 3 PM. General admission to the State Museum is free for the day. The Victorian Dance Ensemble, the performing troupe of the Civil War Dance Foundation, is a group of about fifty living historians who share…

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Father’s Day Celebration

June 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Nathaniel Gadsden’s Writers Wordshop & Life Esteem Inc. presents a “Father's Day Celebration", on Sunday, June 18th. General admission to the State Museum is free for the day. For more information contact Rev. Nathaniel Gadsden at (717) 608-2312 or pgadsden@aol.com

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Nature Lab: Pennsylvania Wildlife

June 21 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Dr. Walter Meshaka in Nature Lab

Join Dr. Walter Meshaka, Senior Curator of Zoology and Botany at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, in Nature Lab Wednesday, June 21 at 11:30 AM to discuss Pennsylvania's wildlife. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Nature Lab Archaeology: Flintknapping

June 22 @ 11:30 am
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Flint Knapping

Join Dr. Kurt Carr, Senior Curator of Archaeology at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, in Nature Lab on Thursday, June 22 at 11:30 AM to learn how Native Americans made arrowheads and spear points. This presentation is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Free Summer Friday

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Fridays this summer at The State Museum will be free from June 16 – August 25. This program gives our guests free general admission to the museum for the day and feature Learn at Lunchtime from 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM highlighting a variety of engaging discussions and presentations. Curiosity Connection will have free, limited timed-tickets available for 45 minutes of play per hour from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Regular Planetarium admission rates apply.

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Learn at Lunchtime: Mammal Hall Conservation Project

June 23 @ 12:15 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Beth Hager, Director of The State Museum Friday, June 23 and 12:15 PM in Mammal Hall to explore this phase of Mammal Hall conservation project. Learn at Lunchtime is a free program.

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Museum Closure

June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The Museum will be closed Saturday and Sunday June 24-25. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your continuing patience. A Message about the Closures At 53 years of age, our Midcentury Modern State Museum and State Archives Complex is getting some timely upgrades over the next couple of years. Currently, there is a major electrical upgrade project underway that requires us to close for two weekends during the summer:  Saturday-Sunday, June 24-25 and Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16. We apologize for…

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