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We’re Here: Pioneering LGBT Rights in Pennsylvania

2nd Floor

Open April 13 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.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), in collaboration with the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project, hosted a program at The State Museum of Pennsylvania honoring Pennsylvania’s pioneering role in LGBT rights. Here is a recording of the program in its entirety.

“Blue Haze” by Randy Zigo, the 2016 Working Together for Wildlife artwork depicting the Great Blue Heron

Working Together for Wildlife: Three Decades of Pennsylvania’s Nature in Art

3rd Floor

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 of Pennsylvania. This exhibition is included with general admission to The Museum.

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Sixty Years with the Seven Lively Artists: 1956-2016

1st Floor

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.