Executive Director’s Message

Remembering the twentieth century has become a preoccupation bordering on obsession. As the lists of greatest moments and most important people grows daily, I am equally intrigued not only by what we choose to recall but the way in which we decide to commemorate the past. Over the past one hundred years Pennsylvanians have remembered their history by constructing a stunning array of statues,...
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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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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Winter 2007 Newsletter: Signature Series: Randall Miller Lecture A Successful Capitol Tour Calendar for January – March 2007 Holiday Marketplace Signature Series: David Hackett Fischer Signature Series Tour: Covered Bridges of Lancaster County PHS Annual Appeal  ...
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Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park

The newly opened, $103 million Museum and Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, the result of a cooperative project between the National Park Service and the Gettysburg Foundation, places the American Civil War’s turning point in perspective, using exhibits, sound, video, and setting to give visitors a deeper understanding of the war and its impact. A decade in the making, the...
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Letters

A Room with a History Yesterday’s mail brought the latest edition of Pennsylvania Heritage, and I enjoyed the article on Mira Lloyd Dock [“‘With a Woman’s Instinct’: Mira Lloyd Dock, The Mother of Forestry in Pennsylvania,” by Bill McShane, Winter 2010]. One note of interest that may intrigue your readers is that the photograph of the class of 1910 and staff...
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PHMC Highlights

Delegation of Tuscarora Indians In June 1710, a delegation of Tuscarora Indians was dispatched from present-day North Carolina to meet with the government of Pennsylvania. Hoping to avoid a war with North Carolina colonists, they sought permission to relocate their people to Pennsylvania. A meeting was convened on June 8, 1710, at Conestoga, Lancaster County, with the Indians and representatives...
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