The impulse to strike out into the unknown to see what’s over the horizon is as old as humanity. Today, whole new horizons beckon. Astronomers are racing to find habitable worlds. But if one is found, how will we ever get there?
On November 11, The State Museum will open Dressed for Service: Pennsylvanians in the Great War, a display that spotlights the contributions and sacrifices of six Pennsylvanians who volunteered for service during World War I. Located on the first floor of the museum, the display tells the volunteers’ stories of service through their uniforms, clothing and personal effects.
Dressed for Service: Pennsylvanians in the Great War will feature the 1919 uniform worn by Philadelphia-native Helen Behal, who took on the role of relief worker for the Jewish Welfare Board in France.
The 51st annual exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 24 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania with an awards ceremony at 1:30 PM and an opening reception immediately following. Admission to The State Museum will be free that day.
Sunday, March 11 2018 is Charter Day at the State Museum. The 1681 PA State Charter will be on display and free admission will be offered for Sunday, March 11 only.
Every Thing of Interest Shown: T.M. Fowler’s Pennsylvania Bird’s-Eye Views, 1885-1905 will showcase roughly 30 panoramic bird’s-eye views, or maps, of Pennsylvania communities as they appeared during the late 19th century. This exhibit, located on the first floor of The State Museum, will close Sunday, May 6, 2018.
Join museum staff, volunteers and other junior revelers and their families from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Monday, December 30 for an exciting opportunity to “ring in” the New Year.