The fife, a small flute, is believed to be one of the instruments played onboard Oliver Hazard Perry’s flagship, the U.S. Brig Lawrence. The descendants of John Gould Perry gifted the fife to the Erie Maritime Museum.
In 1913, Laura Drake, Edwin Drake’s widow, wrote to Edwin C. Bell of Titusville offering this top hat along, with Drake’s spectacles and pocket book, for preservation at the Drake Memorial Museum, precursor to the Drake Well Museum and Park.
The famous photograph taken in 1866 shows Col. Edwin L. Drake (right) and Peter Wilson (left) standing in front of the engine house and derrick of the Drake Well. In the iconic image, Drake sports a black top hat currently on exhibit at the Drake Well Museum and Park.
In 1913, Laura Drake, Edwin Drake’s widow, wrote to Edwin C. Bell of Titusville offering this top hat along, with Drake’s spectacles and pocket book, for preservation at the Drake Memorial Museum, precursor to the Drake Well Museum and Park
This bead, depicting a man-in-the-moon and two stars, shows vestigial impressions indicative of wire-mandrel wound technology. This method involves melting a rod of glass onto a revolving mandrel of straightened wire. The accumulated blob of glass is then pressed flat, forming the disk-shaped bead.
In the 1980s, archaeologists recovered this glass bead from the Gould Island site in Luzerne County, Pa. Though rare, Man-In-The-Moon beads have been found in other parts of eastern North America and likely spread across the nation through the French trade.
This mural depicting the Harmony Society, painted by Richard Hay Kenah, originally decorated the auditorium of the former Park Road School in Beaver County. Today, those who visit Old Economy Village are greeted by the painting which currently adorns the historic site’s visitors center.
Soon, this groundhog, which take up residence in its Mammal Hall diorama at The State Museum, will benefit from a renovation that will restore its true shadow.
The specimen, Holonema rugsum, was found by a farmer ploughing his field in Susquehanna County in 1882. The fossil represents an impression of the bone of an ancient fish that once live in Pennsylvania.
Currently, Philadelphia is playing host to the Democratic National Convention. The first time Democrats gathered in the City of Brotherly Love was in 1936 when thousands of delegates and supporters packed the former Municipal Auditorium and, later, Franklin Field. Pictured above are convention tickets and a limited edition “entertainment guide” the directed visitors toward various leisure activities.