Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Independence Day Program, July 4, 1998 Summer Sundays Interpretive Programs, July-August, 1998 Fall Nature Program, September 27, 1998 Candlelight Tours, October 10, 1998 Architectural Heritage Day, October 18, 1998 Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 1, 1998 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford “Revolutionary Times at Brandywine”, September...
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Erie Maritime Museum

Discover Pennsylvania’s newest museum – and rediscover the Commonwealth’s exciting maritime history! With the U.S. Brig Niagara as its centerpiece, the Erie Maritime Museum examines the events leading to the War of 1812 and, specifically, the Battle of Lake Erie, during which Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry defeated the British while in command of the Niagara under the famous...
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Executive Director’s Message

For the first time in two decades, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) will open a new museum when the Erie Maritime Museum makes its grand debut in May. Planning for the museum began in 1986, but a suitable site was not secured until 1991. We needed not only a museum location but also a new berthing facility for the U.S. Brig Niagara. It was at this time that the Erie...
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Currents

Setting Sail One of Pennsylvania’s most exciting museums-and certainly its newest-will open its doors during the Memorial Day weekend (see “Executive Director’s Message” in the spring 1998 edition). The Erie Maritime Museum, with the U.S. Brig Niagara as its centerpiece, will join more than two dozen historic sites and museums along the well-traveled Pennsylvania Trail of...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Children’s Day, May 3, 1998 Program: “The Horse in Colonial Pennsylvania”, May 17, 1998 Evening on the Green, June 6, 1998 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Summer History Camp, June 2-August 14, 1998 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Family Heirloom Documentation Day, May 16, 1998 Program: “A Day in the Life of a Pennsylvania...
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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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Erie Maritime Museum: A New Museum Opens a Window to History

Nearly two centuries ago, a newly built squadron of United States Navy warships set sail from the shores of Lake Erie to battle a contingent of the British Navy, the most formidable naval force in the world. The ensuing battle of the War of 1812 shocked the British admiralty and boosted the morale of the U.S. Navy and the entire nation. The legacy of this battle is graphically chronicled by the...
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Heritage Highlights

Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Lecture: “The War in Words: The Civil War in Pennsylvania Letters”, January 17, 1999 Lecture: “Ethnicity in Pennsylvania: History and Impact”, May 16, 1999 Erie Maritime Museum, Erie Bayfront Winter Carnival, January 30-31, 1999 Lecture: “African Americans in the Battle of Lake Erie”, February 7, 1999 “Maritime...
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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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Flagship Niagara at Erie Maritime Museum

Among the more unusual treasures – and the only sailing vessel – interpreted by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the U.S. Brig Niagara is the Commonwealth’s official flagship and goodwill ambassador. Berthed in her homeport at the Erie Maritime Museum, the ship carried Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry to his stunning victory over the British in the Battle of Lake...
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