HARRISBURG, Pa., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) recognized 21 volunteers for their contributions of time, talent and expertise in 2015 at the annual Volunteer of the Year Ceremony, held Saturday, April 9 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg.
In addition, three honorees, Patty Clendennen, Bob Clendennen and Courtney Clendennen from Old Economy Village in Ambridge received Outstanding Service Awards for long-term volunteer participation and exceptional dedication.
Since its beginning a century ago, the commission has depended on citizen volunteers to work in partnership with our dedicated paid staff to carry out the preservation and interpretation programs of the agency. 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 2015 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
Drake Well Museum and Park, Titusville
Eckley Miners' Village, Weatherly
Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata
Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara, Erie
Graeme Park, Horsham
Hope Lodge, Fort Washington
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
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg
Somerset Historical Center, Somerset
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit PHMC online at www.phmc.pa.gov.
MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission