Pennsylvania State Museum to Host Annual HomeSchool Day on Sept. 28

Sep 13, 2012, 09:28 ET from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host its fourth annual HomeSchool Day, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fri., Sept. 28, offering a special program tailored for families and community organizations that teach in a home setting.

HomeSchool Day visitors can choose from a variety of activities based on their needs and interests. Drawing from The State Museum's vast historical, natural and scientific collections, curators and educators will showcase Pennsylvania with exhibit tours, gallery chats and demonstrations highlighting the state's rich heritage.

"This program is an excellent opportunity for home-schooled students to get to know the museum and its collections," says David W. Dunn, museum director.  "This year we have added a session on the many resources of the Pennsylvania State Archives, also a part of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, located next door to the museum."

The $8 per-person cost (adults and children) includes a sneak peek of the museum's Planetarium which is undergoing a major renovation to provide new, state-of-the-art projection. Members of the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation (including State Museum affiliate members) will be admitted free of charge.

To register, call 717-772-6997, Mon. through Fri., from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania's fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary era, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America's story.

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Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission