Letters

Worthy of Note The Summer 2006 edition of Pennsylvania Heritage was warmly received in no small measure due to the well-written articles about Edwin Austin Abbey [“Edwin Austin Abbey, A Capital Artist” by Nancy Mendes] and Joseph Leidy [“Joseph Leidy, A Natural Observer” by Tom Huntington]. The article on the now vanished silk indus- try in Pennsylvania was also worthy of...
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Bookshelf

Literature in Stone: The Hundred Year History of Pennsylvania’s State Capitol Edited by Ruthann Hubbert-Kemper and Jason L. Wilson Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee, 2006; 384 pages, cloth, $29.95 The Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee knows how to celebrate a milestone, dramatically evidenced by its publication of Literature in Stone: The Hundred YearHistory of...
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Through the Halls of History with Ruthann Hubbert-Kemper, Keeper of the Capitol

Ruthann Hubbert-Kemper became involved with the multi-faceted, twenty-five year restora­tion of Pennsylvania’s monumental State Capitol on the proverbial ground floor. She arrived in Harrisburg in February 1980 as an intern, while enrolled in Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove. Because she loved the building, she had asked to be assigned to an office in the State Capitol. She began...
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Jeffrey B. Johnson, A Connoisseur of Color

One of the first things you notice about Jeffrey B. Johnson — in addition to his easy smile and dulcet voice — are his hands. As he passionately speaks about his work, he often gestures and it’s hard not to take note of his thin, elegant fingers. They belong to a master craftsman. Johnson, who lives in Harrisburg, is an exceptionally talented conservator, paint analyst, gilder, designer, artist,...
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