Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Winter Lecture Series, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 1996 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Heritage Lecture Series, April 11, 18, 25, 1996 Engine Start-Up Day, April 27, 1996 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Patch Town Day, June 30, 1996 Community Family Picnic, July 28, 1996 Civil War Encampment, August 24-25, 1996 Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville Tea for Tots...
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Cumberland Valley Mornings: George Gibson and the Dawn of American Spring Creek Fishing

At first glance, southeastern Pennsylvania’s Letort Spring Run may seem smaller than imagined. A visiting fly fisherman might object that surely the stream that inspired works by some of America’s most thoughtful and innova­tive fly-fishing writers must be bigger than this. Many fishermen probably think of the Letort as a river, rather than take its name, “spring run,” at...
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Bookshelf

Coal and Coke in Pennsylvania by Carmen DiCiccio Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 1996 (223 pages, paper, 16.95) Coal and Coke in Pennsylvania began in 1991 as a written guide for the nomination of soft coal operations and coke extractive facilities in western Pennsylvania to the National Register of Historic Places. During the project, diverse sources were consulted, including...
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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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From the Editor

If you’re like, you care greatly about the world around you – historic buildings, quaint neighborhoods, beautiful public works of art, local landmarks, and picturesque parks and landscapes – and want to see them preserved for enjoyment today and tomorrow. And if you’re like me, you’ll welcome this new “look” for Pennsylvania Heritage. We developed this...
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Experience Lake Erie as a Seaman!

Standing on Lake Erie’s shoreline on a summer day, your eye catches a glint of sunlight on a tiny speck white far off in the distance. Eventually, sails, masts, and rigging of a magnificent tall ship emerge over the horizon, unlike any other structure for hundreds of miles in any direction. For those on board this stately vessel, the US Brig Niagara offers an incomparable experience. They can...
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Fishing on the Yough River

The Youghiogheny (pronounced yock-ah-gay-nee) River – known to locals, anglers, and kayakers as “The Yough” – is a 134-mile long tributary of the Monongahela River which rises in northern West Virginia, flows through Maryland, and enters southwestern Pennsylvania on the border between Fayette and Somerset Counties. It joins the Monongahela from the southeast at...
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