The impulse to strike out into the unknown to see what’s over the horizon is as old as humanity. Today, whole new horizons beckon. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds. But if one is found, how will we ever get there?
Dressed for Service: Pennsylvanians in the Great War will feature the 1919 uniform worn by Philadelphia-native Helen Behal, who took on the role of relief worker for the Jewish Welfare Board in France.
Join us for an insider’s historical look at the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The event will take place at The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway, an award-winning exhibit that is part of the museum’s popular second-floor Transportation and Industry Gallery.
The Leadership in History committee of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has selected The State Museum as its 2017 Award of Merit winner. The honor specifically recognizes the Museum’s exhibit, The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway.
In this 2016 photograph, archaeologists and volunteers search for artifacts at Fort Hunter. This year, archaeologists from The State Museum will host its annual Fort Hunter excavation from September 11 through October6.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania and Archives Complex