Noon Years Celebration at The State Museum

Noon Years Celebration at The State Museum

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.

Every Thing of Interest Shown: T.M. Fowler’s Pennsylvania Bird’s-Eye Views, 1885-1905 he Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway

he Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway

Join us for an insider’s historical look at the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The event will take place at The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway, an award-winning exhibit that is part of the museum’s popular second-floor Transportation and Industry Gallery.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway.”

The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway.”

The Leadership in History committee of the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has selected The State Museum as its 2017 Award of Merit winner. The honor specifically recognizes the Museum’s exhibit, The Pennsylvania Turnpike: America’s First Superhighway.

Purgatory

Purgatory

Join Marie Manski and Collections Advancement Project Curator Amy Hammond for a casual tour of Art of the State. Ms. Manski of Philadelphia
won both first prize for sculpture and The State Museum Purchase Award for her work titled Purgatory.

PHMC-Fort-Hunter-2016

PHMC-Fort-Hunter-2016

In this 2016 photograph, archaeologists and volunteers search for artifacts at Fort Hunter. This year, archaeologists from The State Museum will host its annual Fort Hunter excavation from September 11 through October6.

Petroglyphs – a glimpse into the minds of ancient Native Americans.

Petroglyphs – a glimpse into the minds of ancient Native Americans.

Dr. Kurt Carr, Senior Curator of Archaeology at The State Museum, explains the importance of petroglyphs. This petroglyph is part of a group of seven rock islands, located just below the Safe Harbor Dam. On August 10, join Archaeology Curators in Nature Lab as they discuss where you can find petroglyphs in Pennsylvania.

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017

Artists who won awards for Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2017 took the to stage on Sunday, June 11, at The State Museum to close the Award Ceremony.

Beth Hager

Beth Hager

Beth Hager Appointed Director of State Museum, 11-2016

Pennsylvania Icons – The iconic products wall