Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Winter 2017 Newsletter: PHF Enhances Membership with Members-Only Events The Giving Circle Brent D. Glass Presentation and Book Signing Night of the Great Pumpkin a Smashing Success Powell Donation Helps Fund Mammal Hall Restoration Join the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation  ...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Fall 2016 Newsletter: Naturalist Scott Weidensaul and Working Together for Wildlife The Giving Circle Artist’s Conversation with Pennsylvania First Lady Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry Day Historian Brent D. Glass to Speak at The State Museum Join the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation  ...
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African Americans in Pennsylvania: Shifting Historical Perspectives by Joe William Trotter Jr. and Eric Ledell Smith, editors The Penn State University Press and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1997 (519 pages; cloth, $45.00, paper, $19.95) Dedicated to “the African American people of Pennsylvania” and intended to honor “the historians who have diligently...
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Letters to the Editor

Ecstatic with Esherick Wow! Your magazine is really on the ball. With the growing popularity of the crafts movement, you’re right on target with your feature story on Esherick [see Sharon Hernes Silverman’s “A Passion for Wood: The Life and Legacy of Wharton Esherick” in the Fall 1997 issue]. I’m ecstatic with your timely coverage. Thanks. Mimi Hake-Tripp...
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Guide to the State Historical Markers of Pennsylvania By George R. Beyer Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2000 (456 pages, paper, $15.95) It is generally well known that the Commonwealth’s state historical marker program is among the most popular public history initiatives ever mounted by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The program, also one of the...
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Executive Director’s Message

A crater in a reclaimed coal mine in Somerset County hardly seems a potential site for a national memorial. However, as everyone knows by now, a dramatic story of terror and courage took place in the airspace above western Pennsylvania and ended with the fatal crash of United Airlines Flight 93 near Shanksville during the terrible morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Since that tragic day,...
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