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Nov 03, 2014, 14:34 ET

David Carmichael Named State Archivist for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

 The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) today announced the appointment of David Carmichael as State Archivist. Carmichael...

Oct 21, 2014, 12:25 ET

The State Museum Hosts "Hidden Treasures" Scavenger Hunt

The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Friends of the State Museum will host a modern-day treasure hunt for adults, allowing them to see museum...

Oct 16, 2014, 13:56 ET

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Calls for Historical Marker Nominations

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites individuals, public agencies and private organizations to nominate historic...

Jun 12, 2014, 12:26 ET

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for Annual "Art of the State" Exhibition, Awards Set for June 21

Finalists have been announced for "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014," an exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of...

May 28, 2014, 14:42 ET

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Awards 130 Cultural and Historical Support Grants

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $1,901,011 in grants to 130 eligible museums and official county historical...

May 15, 2014, 13:32 ET

Unprecedented Film of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Walking Donated to Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Never before seen footage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking was unveiled today at the Pennsylvania State Archives. The film was shot...

Apr 23, 2014, 16:35 ET

Bucks County Artist's Complex Designated as a National Landmark

 The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum (PHMC) today joins with the historic preservation community across the country in recognizing the...

Apr 22, 2014, 14:45 ET

State Museum Opens Special Exhibit "A Fondness for Birds: Pennsylvania's Alexander Wilson"

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will open the special exhibit "A Fondness for Birds:  Pennsylvania's Alexander Wilson," to the public on...

Apr 08, 2014, 14:23 ET

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Recognizes Volunteers of the Year

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recognized 28 volunteers for their contributions of time, talent, and expertise in 2013 at...

Mar 04, 2014, 15:36 ET

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Approves 21 New State Historical Markers

 The World War II Stuart Tank, Father of the American Navy John Barry, world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra Conductor Leopold Stokowski and...

Feb 25, 2014, 12:42 ET

Pennsbury Manor Kicks Off 75th Anniversary on Charter Day with the Original 1681 Charter and Free Admission

William Penn's Bucks County Home, Pennsbury Manor kicks off its 75th anniversary celebration during Charter Day on Sunday, March 9 with free...

Feb 24, 2014, 12:23 ET

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to Award Cultural and Historic Support Grants to Museums, County Historical Societies

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is pleased to announce it is awarding nearly $2 million in grants to qualified museums and...

Feb 19, 2014, 11:41 ET

Celebrate Pennsylvania's 333rd Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites Pennsylvania residents and visitors to celebrate the commonwealth's 333rd birthday...

Jan 30, 2014, 12:40 ET

Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State 2014 Juried Exhibition

First Lady Susan Corbett today invited artists across Pennsylvania to apply by Feb. 28 for an opportunity to showcase their work in Art of the...

Jan 22, 2014, 15:23 ET

State Museum of Pennsylvania Receives Prestigious Museum Grant

The State Museum of Pennsylvania recently received major national funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to support its...

Jan 15, 2014, 12:40 ET

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to Sell Items at Auction

Pieces to be sold include a Conestoga wagon, books and tools The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is inviting the public...

Dec 17, 2013, 13:10 ET

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Accepting Applications for Federal Historic Preservation Certified Local Government Grants

 The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications for federal Historic Preservation Certified Local...

Dec 05, 2013, 14:01 ET

PA Historical and Museum Commission Now Accepting Applications for Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications for Keystone Historic Preservation Project and Construction...

Nov 19, 2013, 14:10 ET

Serena Bellew Appointed Director, State Bureau for Historic Preservation

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) today announced the appointment of Serena Georgia Bellew as director of the agency's...

Nov 18, 2013, 11:42 ET

New Book Focuses on the African-American Experience in Pennsylvania during the Civil War

 Pennsylvania Civil War 150, the state's official program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, is proud to...