2016 National History Day in Pennsylvania
The State Museum is displaying winning entries from the 2016 National History Day in Pennsylvania from September 28, 2016 through February 12, 2017. This is year-long classroom based program, with the theme “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.” This program engages students in hands-on historical research and exploration. The National History Day in Pennsylvania is managed by the Army Heritage Center Foundation located in Carlisle, PA.
Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists: 1956-2016
Open October 21, 2016 through February 12, 2017, The State Museum is hosting an exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of Central Pennsylvania’s plein air painting group The Seven Lively Artists. The exhibit will feature work by the group’s original seven members as well as the current active members.
We’re Here: Pioneering LGBT Rights in Pennsylvania
Open through October 30, 2016, this exhibit focuses on the equality movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the late 1960s and its progress in the Commonwealth during the 1970s. The show focuses on the partnership between dedicated LGBT activist coalitions and Governor Milton J. Shapp, leading to unprecedented executive action in Pennsylvania for LGBT equality and features photographs, documents and objects related to this movement.
Working Together for Wildlife: Three Decades of Pennsylvania’s Nature in Art
Open April 8 through December 31, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is pleased to present original artworks from the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s stunning Working Together for Wildlife collection in a special exhibit at The State Museum.
Pennsylvania at War: The Saga of the USS Pennsylvania
The State Museum launches a look into the USS Pennsylvania, flagship of the U.S. Navy which was damaged during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 75 year ago this December 7. Including a 6-foot ship model, the centerpiece from the ship’s silver service, uniforms, and personal effects of crew members, the display commemorates the ship’s incredible witness to history. On display December 4, 2016 through December 30, 2017.