The State Museum of Pennsylvania Hosts "Hidden Treasures" Scavenger Hunt

Oct 25, 2012, 11:57 ET from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Rarely seen items on display for evening event on Nov. 16

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Friends of the State Museum will host a modern-day treasure hunt for visitors to see museum pieces rarely on display from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16.

The ticketed event is held in conjunction with Harrisburg's "Third in the Burg," a partnership of galleries and businesses celebrating local artists and their work on the third Friday of each month.

"Our state museum is graced with significant collections and there is only a fraction of the exhibit space available to show them off," explained Jonathan Edmunds, president of the Friends group. "This ultimate scavenger hunt for adults will allow visitors to find items that are seldom seen in one of largest state museum collections in the country."

The museum's extensive collection represents Pennsylvania's arts, culture, history, sciences, business and agriculture. The scavenger hunt will guide guests through the museum with special clues, allowing them to discover some of our state's hidden treasures.

The event will also feature wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and music by Back Alley Blues.

The pre-registration fee is $25 per person or $45 per couple. Registration at the door is $30 per person or $50 per couple. While tickets are available at the door, pre-registration is strongly encouraged. 

For more information on the event and tickets, visit or call 717-783-5736.

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.

The Friends, composed of members of the community, provides educational activities, services and programs for the development and promotion of The State Museum.

For more information visit and click on "Friends."

Media contact:

PHMC: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

Friends of the State Museum: Pete Shelley, 717-724-1681

SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission