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Press Release: November 2016 Highlights

October 19, 2016

Filed under Changing Exhibits, Nature Lab, Programs, Store

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for November 2016:

Nature Lab Programs

Hands-on experiments focusing on science topics are held bi-weekly. All programs are included with general admission to The State Museum.

Birds and Their Beaks, Friday November 4 at 11:30 AM

Explore through hands-on demonstrations and experiments how birds have adapted to consuming various types of food.

Preserving Wildlife through Art, Friday November 18 at 11:30 AM

Try your hand at drawing wildlife and learn about the famous Pennsylvanians who have preserved the Commonwealth’s natural heritage through art. Audubon, Smith and more have all preserved the image of the wild turkey. As we approach Thanksgiving, learn about Pennsylvania artists, their works and the illustrious history of this noble bird.

Holiday Sale at the Museum Store

Join us 10 AM to 4 PM on Friday, November 18 and take advantage of early holiday sales. Find that special gift!

Holiday closures:

The State Museum will be closed Friday November 11, Thursday November 24 and Friday November 25.

Featured Changing Exhibits:

“7 Lively Artists”

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 features work by the group’s original seven members as well as the current active members. Admission to the opening is free during the hours of the event as part of 3rd in the Burg, Harrisburg’s monthly celebration of the arts. The exhibit will run through Sunday, February 12, 2017.

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

This exhibit features 34 original paintings by 19 different Pennsylvania artists. In the historical tradition of the Pennsylvania naturalist-artists Alexander Wilson, John James Audubon and Ned Smith, “Working Together for Wildlife” artists depict the beauty of animals in their natural habitats. The works highlight game and non-game animals such as the black bear, the bobcat, the gray squirrel, the great blue heron, the cardinal and the ruffed grouse – Pennsylvania’s State Bird. Presented by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, the exhibit will run through Saturday, December 31, 2016.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 24 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History.

The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania’s fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary eras, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth’s vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania’s story is America’s story.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $7 for adults (ages 12-64), $6 for senior citizens (ages 65 and up), and $5 for children (ages 1-11).

MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639