Pennsylvania at War: Behind the scenes with the “Saga of the USS Pennsylvania”

Pennsylvania at War: Behind the scenes with the “Saga of the USS Pennsylvania”

This Sunday, a new display, Pennsylvania at War: The Saga of the USS Pennsylvania, will open at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Launched shortly before the U.S. entered World War I and later damaged during the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the USS Pennsylvania served as the flagship of the U.S. Navy. Later, the historic ship …

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Victorian-era accessories: Fashion statements peppered in beads and embroidery

Victorian-era accessories: Fashion statements peppered in beads and embroidery

The dawn of a new year serves as a time for celebration and an opportunity to reflect on the past. This New Year’s Eve, imagine what it would have been like to welcome a new beginning during the Victorian era. For one thing, women didn’t have purses at the end of the 18th century. They …

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