Friends of the State Museum

The Friends organization was formed in 1981 as a Pennsylvania non-profit corporation.

Friends of the State Museum


To engage in educational activities, services, and programs for the support, development and promotion of The State Museum of Pennsylvania.

We fulfill this Mission by partnering with the Museum to enhance programming and events, acting as sponsors to strengthen the Museum’s operations through human and financial resources, and serving as ambassadors for the Museum in our communities and across Pennsylvania to promote it as a treasured resource and destination in the Commonwealth. It is our hope that you will visit the Museum’s website and this page often and that it will inspire you to enjoy the many events, exhibits and other activities of the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Join/Get Involved

If you are interested in joining us in this Mission, there are many ways to contribute:

  • The Friends of the State Museum is a 501(c)(3) organization and a registered charity with the Pennsylvania Department of State. Donations to the Friends are used to further its Mission of support, development, and promotion of the State Museum.
  • Visit the Museum, enjoy its exhibits and public programs, and tell your family and friends what a wonderful resource it is, and encourage them to visit too!
  • Individuals interested in helping with a Friends activity or event may email the Friends of the State Museum.

Contact Us and Donate

To contact or donate to The Friends of the State Museum email the Friends of the State Museum with any questions or concerns you might have.