The State Museum of Pennsylvania Image of Penn's Treaty
An Image of Peace: The William Penn Treaty

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An Image
of Peace

Deeds of Peace

The Elegant Land

The Common People

Brother Onas...
William Penn

Creating an
Image of Peace

Spreading an
Image of Peace

Celebrating an
Image of Peace

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Kanshiaking… The Elegant Land

Tulpehocken Creek Chistopher Shearer

Tulpehocken Creek
Oil on canvas, 36 x 54
Gift of Mr. and 
Mrs. Elmer Gring

The land has been witness to it all. More than 500 years ago an abundance of fish filled clear water; a multitude of animals and birds filled vast forests and open meadows. The seasons blanketed the land with winter snow, spring rain, summer warmth and autumn leaves. The few people who lived here toppled only the trees they needed for survival and dug the earth to plant seeds. The arrival of explorers and settlers forever changed the complexion of this pristine New World.