Heritage Highlights

Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton Exhibit: “Illustrating an Era: The Life and Work of Photographer John Horgan, Jr., 1859-1926”, through March 1994 Old Economy Village, Ambridge “Gartenfest”, May 14-15, 1994 Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland “Oxygen Day” Celebration, August 1, 1994 Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg Lecture:...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Native American Quillwork Workshop, February 25, 1995 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Old Fashioned Engine Start-up Day, April 29, 1995 Fort Pitt, Pittsburgh Royal American Regiment Parade of the Soldier, April 2, 30, 1995 Colonial Fair at the Point, May 6-7, 1995 Graeme Park, Horsham Native American Cultural Festival, April 29, 1995 Living History Day, June 4, 1995...
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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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Executive Director’s Message

Renewal and rebuilding are appropriate theme, and so it is with great enthusiasm and expectation I note the renaming of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as the Pennsylvania Heritage Society. Determined to grasp this opportunity, members of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), who also serve as directors of the Pennsylvania Heritage Society,...
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Shorts

The first exhibition in Philadelphia devoted to identifying and honoring African American women tap dancers, “Plenty of Good Women Dancers: African American Women Hoofers from Philadelphia,” features glamorous photographs and dancers’ vivid recollec­tions portraying the golden age of swing and rhythm tap of the 1930s and 1940s. “Plenty of Good Women Dancers”...
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Heritage Highlights

Hope Lodge, Fort Washington 250th Anniversary Living History Celebration, March 9, 1997 Old Economy Village, Ambridge Garden Workshop, March 22, 1997 Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton Lecture: “A Musical History of the Ukulele”, January 11, 1997 Lecture: “The Mollie Maguires: “Fiction and a Few Facts”, February 2, 1997 Lecture: “The...
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Executive Director’s Message

No single document illuminates more dramatically the founding of our state than the Charter granted by King Charles II to William Penn. Even in its deteriorated condition, it retains the essential beauty of its design, and radiates a sense of moral and political authority. The four-page original copy held by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is, remarkably, the copy Penn...
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Pennsylvania State Archives

A popular destination for researchers, historians, and genealogists from throughout the world, the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg safeguards millions of government records, dating to the 1681 Charter granted to William Penn by King Charles II. Holdings also include manuscripts, photographs, maps and drawings, court dockets, papers of prominent Pennsylvanians and their families,...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford General Washington’s Birthday Celebration, February 22, 1998 Graeme Park, Horsham Charter Day, March 8, 1998 Volunteer Opportunity Day, March 21, 1998 Native American Cultural Festival, April 25, 1998 Horsham Market Day, May 9, 1998 Lecture: “History of the American Flag”, June 13, 1998 Hope Lodge, Fort Washington 18th Century Period...
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Executive Director’s Message

Pennsylvania is creating a new strategic plan for preserving and providing continuing access to our remark­able documentary heritage, the first in nearly twenty years. Sponsored by the State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) with a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commis­sion, an arm of the National Archives, the plan will enable us to assess the extent and...
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