Preserving The Past, Protecting The Future: The State Museum Of Pennsylvania

Part of a museum’s mission is to collect, safeguard, exhibit, and interpret relevant objects and artifacts, and The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg fulfills this goal with singular distinction. Since 1905, the institution has preserved vast collections that chronicle the Commonwealth’s history and natural heritage from earth’s beginning to the present (see...
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PHMC Highlights

Beatrice Hulsberg, curator for The State Museum of Pennsylvania, is overseeing the conservation of a rare, circa 1790 creamware bowl bearing the portraits of Benjamin Franklin and George Washing­ton that will be featured in the landmark traveling exhibit, “Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World.” Attributed to England’s legendary maker Josiah Wedg­wood, the bowl, which...
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Executive Director’s Letter

This issue of Pennsylvania Heritage reiterates how individuals from various backgrounds and time periods and with a variety of goals have shaped the Keystone State’s past and present. Philadelphia heiress Katharine M. Drexel eschewed wealth and privilege to pursue a religious life devoted to helping others. The story of the Blooming Grove Hunting and Fishing Club chronicles the efforts of its...
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