Small-scale collection measures up in the classroom

Small-scale collection measures up in the classroom

This collection of miniature wooden furniture, the largest of which stands 4 ¾ inches tall by 8 ½ inches wide, was handcrafted and painted by workers employed under the Work Projects Administration’s Museum Extension Project. Each piece is stamped with the project’s logo and bears a tag identifying the name of the object. Established in …

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FAQ: Everything you ever wanted to know about Midcentury Modern architecture but were afraid to ask

FAQ: Everything you ever wanted to know about Midcentury Modern architecture but were afraid to ask

Now through midnight June 30, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is seeking submissions of photographs that display examples of mid-20th century modernist-style architecture constructed in Pennsylvania between 1930 and 1980. Entries may depict exteriors, interiors, and/or details of roadside architecture, schools, religious buildings, homes, commercial and recreational structures and other modern elements. Photos may have …

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Mapping Pennsylvania history, one stitch at a time

Mapping Pennsylvania history, one stitch at a time

Only three 19th century samplers depicting the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are believed to still exist and, of those, two are the work of a young Pennsylvania public school girl named Elizabeth Leoser. One of her works was purchased by the State Museum of Pennsylvania in 1989. CAP Curator Amy Frey selected this artifact as this week’s …

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