Executive Director’s Letter

This year’s annual theme adopted by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), “William Penn’s Legacy: Religious and Spiritual Diversity,” once again provides a focus to examine the Commonwealth’s rich history and its influence on the many traditions and values that have shaped the American experience. Historic sites such as Ephrata Cloister and Old Economy Village illustrate the...
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Scientists Confirm Discovery of New Dinosaur at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Scientists have confirmed the discovery of a new dinosaur dating to the late Triassic Period by The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Daemonosaurus chauliodus was found in a large mudstone block containing numerous skeletons of the Late Triassic dinosaur Coelophysis, from Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. The block was on loan to The State Museum from Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of...
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From the Editor

Because each edition of the magazine has a long lead time – from manuscript development and illustration acquisition to final design and printing – it’s sometimes challenging to write about a season that’s several months in the future. The nor’easter in late October that deposited nearly a foot of snow on parts of central Pennsylvania – and brought the Weather...
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