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Feb 13, 2017, 11:00 ET Celebrate Pennsylvania's Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums, Display of William Penn's Charter and Great Law

Join the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in celebrating the commonwealth's 336th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 12,...


Feb 02, 2017, 11:00 ET State Museum of Pennsylvania and Jump Street Invite Artists to Enter Art of the State: 2017 Juried Exhibition, 50th Anniversary Edition

The State Museum of Pennsylvania and Jump Street invite artists from across Pennsylvania to apply by Tuesday, February 28 for the opportunity to...


Jan 04, 2017, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Now Accepting Applications for Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is now accepting applications from nonprofit organizations and local governments for the...


Dec 02, 2016, 10:00 ET Year in Review: Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Touts 2016 Accomplishments

Providing access to records to millions online, launching a major conservation project, enlisting input from thousands of Pennsylvanians on...


Nov 29, 2016, 13:15 ET Beth Hager Appointed Director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has appointed Beth Hager to the role of director of The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Hager...


Oct 03, 2016, 14:00 ET Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office to Host Public Meetings as Part of Statewide Historic Preservation Planning Process

 The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO), in partnership with Preservation Pennsylvania, will host a series of nine...


Sep 29, 2016, 15:20 ET Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office Awards Honor Excellence in Preservation

Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) today announced the winners of The Community Initiative Awards.  These awards...


Sep 23, 2016, 13:00 ET Governor Wolf Appoints Nancy Moses Chair of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission along with New Slate of Commissioners

 Governor Tom Wolf today announced the appointment of Nancy Moses, of Philadelphia, as chair of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum...


Aug 30, 2016, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Exhibit Earns National Award of Merit

The core exhibit at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, located on Route 6 near Galeton, Potter County, has earned an important national award. The...


Aug 09, 2016, 11:00 ET The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office seeks public input on upcoming statewide historic preservation plan

The Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office (PA SHPO) has begun outreach and strategic preparations for Pennsylvania's...


Jul 11, 2016, 11:00 ET Tyler Gum Appointed Site Administrator at Pennsylvania Military Museum

 The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has appointed Tyler Gum as site administrator at the Pennsylvania Military Museum,...


Jun 27, 2016, 11:00 ET Winners Announced for "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016" Exhibition

The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016," an annual juried exhibition showcasing the...


Jun 09, 2016, 16:54 ET The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Awards 137 Cultural and Historical Support Grants

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded almost $2 million in grants to 137 eligible museums and official county...


Jun 01, 2016, 11:00 ET The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for Annual "Art of the State" Exhibition, Awards Set for June 26

Finalists have been announced for "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2016," an exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of...


Mar 22, 2016, 11:00 ET Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Approves 23 New State Historical Markers

Two former Pennsylvania Governors, William W. Scranton and John S. Fine; Nobel Prize winner Baruch S. Blumberg; Jackie Ormes, the first African...


Mar 17, 2016, 13:00 ET Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and Pennsylvania Game Commission hosts special "Working Together for Wildlife" exhibit

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission will host the opening of a special exhibit, "Working...


Mar 10, 2016, 11:30 ET Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Hosts Program on Pennsylvania's Pioneering Role in LGBT Rights

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), in collaboration with the LGBT Center of Central PA History Project, is presenting a...


Feb 17, 2016, 11:59 ET Update: Celebrate Pennsylvania's Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

Join the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in celebrating the commonwealth's 335th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 13,...


Feb 17, 2016, 11:00 ET Celebrate Pennsylvania's Birthday with Free Admission to PA Trails of History Sites and Museums

Join the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) in celebrating the commonwealth's 335th birthday on Charter Day, Sunday, March 13,...


Feb 03, 2016, 13:00 ET State Museum of Pennsylvania Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State: 2016 Juried Exhibition

 The State Museum of Pennsylvania invites artists from across Pennsylvania to apply by Monday, February 29 for an opportunity to showcase their...


Oct 29, 2015, 10:00 ET New State Museum Exhibit Tells Story of the Commonwealth

 A new exhibit featuring a diverse array of artifacts from the collections of historic sites and museums within the Pennsylvania Historical and...


Oct 26, 2015, 10:00 ET Winners Announced for "The Pennsylvania Modern: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Midcentury Modern Architecture"

 The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced the winners of "The Pennsylvania Modern: A Juried Photography Exhibition of Midcentury Modern...


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...