HARRISBURG, Pa., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recognized 28 volunteers for their contributions of time, talent, and expertise in 2013 at the annual Volunteer of the Year Ceremony, held Saturday, April 5 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.
In addition, two honorees, Robert F. Miller from the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Galeton, Potter County, and Kelly Ruoff from Bushy Run Battlefield in Jeannette, Westmoreland County, received Outstanding Service Awards for long-term volunteer participation and exceptional dedication.
Volunteers dedicate more than 100,000 hours of service each year to help PHMC provide much-needed programs and services. Each spring for nearly 40 years, volunteers and commission leadership gather to say "thank you" and honor exceptional volunteer service.
Each of the historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trails of History® are invited to designate a Volunteer of the Year based on service in the preceding calendar year.
Award recipients for 2013 include:
Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces, Scranton
Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford
Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeannette
Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf
Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall
Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro
Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata
Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara, Erie
Graeme Park, Horsham
Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland
Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Lancaster
Old Economy Village, Ambridge
Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville
Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, Galeton
Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg
The Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg
Cynthia S. Margolis
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg
Somerset Historical Center, Somerset
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
For more information on sites along the Pennsylvania Trails of History visit www.patrailsofhistory.com.
Media Contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission