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State Museum of Pennsylvania

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300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
(717) 787-4980

November 2021

Explore! Deer of Pennsylvania

November 3 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Long before settlers arrived in Pennsylvania, deer roamed the forests. Explore more about the history of deer in Pennsylvania, their changing population, and unique physical characteristics, from their antlers to their tails.

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Highlights Tour

November 3 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Curiosity Kids: LINE featuring works from the 2021 Art of the State Exhibition

November 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Curiosity Kids to discover line. Learn about what line is and how artists use it to create their art. Participants will explore the 2021 Art of the State Exhibition and create their own work of art using line.

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Highlights Tour

November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Storytime

November 5 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 20, 2021 at 10:30 am

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join us as we read Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky, about a black bear’s yearly ritual of winter preparation, then learn more about how animals in Pennsylvania prepare for winter.  

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Virtual Artists Conversations: Overcoming Physical Challenges While Creating Art of the State 2021

November 5 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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All artists have a distinct way of expressing ideas and inspirations. When life presents challenges, artists rethink their processes and continue creating. Please join Passle Helminski, Heidi Hooper and Francine Renée Schneider as we chat about each artist’s journey in overcoming physical challenges so they can continue to create art. Each artist uses different media and has found new and inventive ways to express themselves. This program will be presented via Zoom. If you plan to attend via Zoom, registration…

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Highlights Tour

November 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Highlights Tour

November 6 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Highlights Tour

November 7 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Explore! Pennsylvania Wild Dogs

November 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Coyotes and foxes make up the members of the dog family, Canidae, in Pennsylvania. Explore more about the similarities and difference of these opportunistic predators and how they are related to the dog in your home.

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Highlights Tour

November 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Museum Closure

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The Museum will be closed Thursday, November 11 for the Holiday.

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Highlights Tour

November 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Highlights Tour

November 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Artists Conversations

November 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Ophelia Chambliss Artist and PHMC Commissioner, and artist Shelby Wormley for a casual tour of Art of the State.  Wormley is a Lancaster resident and her photograph “I AM Somebody” is part of this year's show.

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Explore! The Art of Fowler

November 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join us as we Explore the techniques used by T.M. Fowler to produce birds-eye views. Create your own design using different printing techniques.  

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Highlights Tour

November 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Curiosity Kids: Pottery

November 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join Curiosity Kids as we examine different pottery designs. Create your own pinch pot. Be Curious!

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Highlights Tour

November 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Virtual Adventures in Nature Lab: PA Wild Dogs – wolves, coyote, fox

November 19 @ 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Whether they howl, bark or yip, wolves, coyotes and foxes have a varied history in Pennsylvania. Some of these wild dogs have always lived here, some lived here in the past and some are relatively new residents!  Join Thomas Keller Furbearer Specialist from the Pennsylvania Game Commission as we talk about these predatory canines and their current population status in Pennsylvania.   This program will be presented live via Zoom. If you plan to attend via Zoom, registration is free, but required. To register to virtually attend…

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Highlights Tour

November 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Storytime

November 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 20, 2021 at 10:30 am

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Join us as we read Every Autumn Comes the Bear by Jim Arnosky, about a black bear’s yearly ritual of winter preparation, then learn more about how animals in Pennsylvania prepare for winter.  

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Highlights Tour

November 20 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Highlights Tour

November 21 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Explore! Line in the Art of the State 2021 Exhibition

November 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore! the element of LINE featuring works from the Art of the State 2021 Exhibition. Learn more about the use of line in creating art. Study several works of art in this year's exhibition, and stretch your creativity by creating your own piece of artwork using line.

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Highlights Tour

November 24 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Thanksgiving Greeting

Museum Closure

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The Museum will be closed November 25 & 26 for the holiday.

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Thanksgiving Greeting

Museum Closure

November 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on November 26, 2021 at 9:00 am

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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The Museum will be closed November 25 & 26 for the holiday.

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Highlights Tour

November 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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Museum Store Sunday December 1, 2019

Museum Store Sunday

November 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Stop by our Museum Store and find those unique holiday gifts at our Museum Store Sunday Sale! There is no fee to visit our store, Sunday store hours are 12Noon-4PM.    

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Highlights Tour

November 28 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 28, 2021

State Museum of Pennsylvania, 300 North St.
Harrisburg, PA 17120 United States
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Explore the Museum’s most impactful exhibition pieces in this whirlwind tour. Pennsylvania is the only state named for both its people and the place, “Penn’s Woods”. Discover how this relationship of people and place shows throughout the history, art, and science of the Commonwealth. Tours start at 1:30pm and will last approximately 1 hour. Designed for adult audiences, tours will be interactive, provide an opportunity to answer questions, and discuss exhibits on a deeper level. All tours are included with…

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