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May 20, 2015, 13:13 ET

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for June 2015: Party Like It's 1965!: The State Museum and Archives...

May 15, 2015, 14:13 ET

Grand Reopening and Rededication Ceremony Held at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Potter County

Representatives from The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), and the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates (PALMA), today held a...

May 05, 2015, 17:03 ET

Grand Reopening and Rededication Ceremony Planned for New Addition to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum's Visitor Center in Potter County

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates, will hold a grand reopening and...

Apr 16, 2015, 11:59 ET

PHMC Awards Grants to Assist Pennsylvania Cities in Heritage Preservation Activities

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $113,650 in Certified Local Government (CLG) grants to help municipalities...

Mar 31, 2015, 16:13 ET

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Awards 120 Cultural and Historical Support Grants

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded more than $1,900,000 in grants to 120 eligible museums and official county...

Mar 05, 2015, 12:44 ET

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Approves 22 New State Historical Markers

The iconic Don't Give Up the Ship Battle Flag from the War of 1812, theater pioneer Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel, innovations in natural gas extraction...

Mar 04, 2015, 16:20 ET

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Juried Photo Exhibit, Call for Entries

 The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) today announced the Pennsylvania Modern Architecture Juried Photo Exhibit which will...

Feb 10, 2015, 09:25 ET

Celebrate Pennsylvania's 334th 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 334th birthday...

Feb 02, 2015, 15:30 ET

State Museum to Host Free Day, Friday, Feb. 13, Invites Public to Visit Special Exhibit of Iconic Pennsylvania Art and Artists

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced a free admission day on Friday, Feb. 13.  Museum visitors will have the chance to view the...

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...