Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Summer 2022 Newsletter: PHMC Curators Highlight Objects from Collections Rachel Yerger on Sugar Tongs from Cornwall Iron Furnace Jennifer Royer on the Undertaker’s Sleigh at Landis Valley PHF Announces New Board Members  ...
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Graeme Park at 300

  The mansion at Graeme Park (graemepark.org) in Horsham, Montgomery County, was the residence of several prominent Pennsylvanians in the 18th century and is today one of the oldest buildings on the Pennsylvania Trails of History. To mark the 300th anniversary of the house, the Friends of Graeme Park posted numerous historical photographs and vignettes on their website and Facebook pages...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Spring 2022 Newsletter: PHMC Curators Highlight Prized Objects from Collections Robert Hill on John W. Geary’s Civil War Corps Badge Janet Johnson on Malkin Sunface Plate PHF Welcomes New Board Members  ...
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The Legacy of George Way

On February 2 this year, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. We’ll know soon whether or not he was correct. But regardless of the weather, this is the time of year that we mark the anniversary of Pennsylvania’s founding. In March 1681 King Charles II of England granted land on the east coast of North America to William Penn as repayment for funds...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Winter 2022 Newsletter: Hidden Gems at Pennsylvania Trails of History Sites Daniel Boone Homestead Ephrata Cloister Cornwall Iron Furnace Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum  ...
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Trailheads

When we rang in 2021, Pennsylvania’s Trails of History sites had been closed to the public for nine months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Maintenance and security staff had continued to report to sites to perform their duties, while others of us had adapted to telework. The new year dawned with hope of spring reopenings, and on April 30 sites implemented new public schedules designed to ease...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Fall 2021 Newsletter: Education Fund Sponsors Schoolchildren’s Visits to Trails of History Sites PHF Partners with Daniel Boone Homestead PHF Board Reelected...
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Trailheads

After a long year of closure due to COVID-19, Pennsylvania Trails of History sites reopened to the public late this spring. Most sites operated on reduced schedules to allow staff extra time for cleaning and to help everyone get back into a routine. Visitors seemed eager to return, and they adapted to online reservations, timed tickets and mask requirements. By late June, the Wolf administration...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Summer 2021 Newsletter: PHF Provides Access to Trails of History Programs with Its Enhanced Website PA History-to-Go Video Project in the Works   PHF-Newsletter...
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Trailheads

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that resulted in airliner crashes into the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and a field in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Anyone old enough to remember 9/11 can recall the wall-to-wall news coverage and vivid sense of national grief about the destruction and lives lost. The...
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