Historic Sites of the Revolution

Pennsylvania is unusually rich in historic sites associated with the American Struggle for nationhood two centuries ago. The Bicentennial observance underĀ­scores the importance of this treasury of the state’s historic heritage. The deep involvement of Pennsylvania people and land in the Revolutionary War is reflected by these historic sites maintained by government as well as organizations...
read more

Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Spring Nature Walk, May 8, 1993 Lecture: “Trade Muskets: Fact or Fiction?”, June 19, 1993 230th Battle Anniversary Commemoration, August 7-8, 1993 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Cornwall Furnace Country Fair, July 17, 1993 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Patch Town Day, June 27, 1993 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Discovery Days: Indians of the...
read more

Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Summer History Camps for Children, June 12-August 13, 1993 Annual Battle Reenactment, September 19, 1993 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Lecture: “Trade Muskets: Fact or Fiction?”, June 19, 1993 230th Battle Anniversary Commemoration, August 7-8, 1993 Lecture: “The Hunting Pouch of the Colonial Period”, September 18, 1993 Cornwall...
read more

Executive Director’s Message

The masthead to the left of this message includes the names of current members of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. I can proudly report that these men and women are an extraordinary group of citizen volunteers and elected public officials who actively represent Pennsylvania’s history and museum community in all deliberations and programs of our agency. Field trips made by...
read more

Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Revolutionary Times at Brandywine, September 17, 1995 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Lecture: “Joanna Furnace”, August 8, 1995 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Annual Oil Field Picnic, July 2, 1995 Antique Automobile Show, July 9, 1995 Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society’s Fall Gas Up, September 16, 1995 Eckley Miners’ Village,...
read more

Heritage Highlights

Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Lecture:” America Starts Here: Pennsylvania’s Historic Sites”, May 9, 1995 Lecture: “Joanna Furnace”, August 8, 1995 Lecture: “The Welsh Slate Mining Community of Delta, York County”, September 12, 1995 Lecture: “Henry Clay Furnace, Lancaster County: An Archaeological Perspective”, October 10, 1995 Lecture:...
read more

Cornwall Iron Furnace

Imagine being able to step back in time to the mid-1850s by visiting one of the best-preserved nineteenth century ironmaking facilities in the world! Cornwall Iron Furnace, Lebanon County, in blast from 1742 to 1883, primarily produced pig iron and domestic products, but also cast cannon for the American Revolution and gun blocks during the Civil War. The furnace was once the heart of a ten...
read more

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...
read more

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...
read more

Presence from the Past: A Gift to the Future Through Historic Preservation

The United States is a nation and a people on the move. It is in an era of mobility and change … The result is a feeling of rootlessness combined with a longing for those landĀ­marks of the past which give us a sense of stability and belonging … If the preservation movement is to be successful, it must go beyond saving bricks and mortar. It must go beyond saving occasional historic...
read more