Shorts

The Friends of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is offering an in-depth study tour of the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania on Monday, October 16 [1995]. Sessions include an exploration of the museum’s extensive collections and the history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, in addition to a living history performance by Richard L. Pawling and lunch on the Strasburg Railroad...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Lecture: “Powder Homs of the Pennsylvania Frontier”, November 11, 1995 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Lecture: “The Henry Clay Furnace, Lancaster County: An Archaeological Perspective”, October 10, 1995 Candlelight Christmas Tours, December 7-8, 1995 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Lecture: “Superstitions, Folklore and...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 3, 1996 Christmas at the Homestead, December 8, 1996 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Chadds Ford Candlelight Christmas Tours, December 1, 1996 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Christmas at Cornwall Iron Furnace, December 5-6, 1996 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Apple Dumpling Festival, October 12, 1996 Christmas at the...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Revolutionary Times at Brandywine, September 21, 1997 Candlelight Christmas in Chadds Ford, December 6, 1997 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly A Children’s Christmas in Eckley, December 6-7, 1997 Christmas in Eckley, December 14, 1997 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Bread and Butter “Hands-On” Activities for Young Visitors, November 15,...
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Lead Glass Tumblers by Stourbridge Flint Glass Works (1835)

Research for a landmark exhibit re­cently opened at the John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center, “Glass: Shattering Notions,” has uncov­ered new information about an early nineteenth-century pair of colorless lead glass tumblers. In the collections of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (which administers the center) since the 1970s, the tumblers, with finely cut and...
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Currents

Amish Arts A comprehensive-and colorful-sur­vey of the distinctive decorative arts cre­ated by and for the Amish of Lancaster County is on view at the Heritage Center Museum of Lancaster County. About two hundred objects made during a period of two hundred years, from 1790 to 1990, are showcased in “Amish Arts of Lancaster County,” on view through Saturday, Janu­ary 2, 1999. Included...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Architectural Heritage Day, October 18, 1998 Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 1, 1998 Homestead Christmas Program, December 9, 1998 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford A Candlelight Christmas, December 5, 1998 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Children’s Christmas in Eckley, December 5-6, 1998 Christmas in Eckley, December 13, 1998...
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Executive Director’s Message

“George Washing­ton slept here.” No other state – besides Virginia, of course – claims a closer connection to the life and times of George Washington than Pennsylvania. Travels during his extraordinary military and political careers took him to dozens of settlements and sites across the Commonwealth. Many of these places survive and offer vivid reminders of the presence...
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Holland Sabbath School Banner

Currently the subject of much interest – no doubt piqued by several popular exhibitions mounted by museums in southeastern Pennsylvania – Bucks County’s Edward Hicks (1780-1849) is known throughout the country (if not the world) for his paintings depicting The Peaceable Kingdom and Penn’s Treaty with the Indians (see “Currents” in the fall 1999 issue) Art...
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Heritage Highlights

Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Christmas in Eckley, December 12, 1999 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Christmas at the Cloister, December 6-7, 1999 Christmas Candlelight Tours, December 27-30, 1999 Erie Maritime Museum, Erie Lecture: “Gales of November: Shipwrecks of Lake Erie”, November 7, 1999 Music at the Maritime: Christmas Concert, December 5, 1999 A Children’s...
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