Executive Director’s Letter

This edition of Pennsylvania Heritage carries important messages about citizenship. As we celebrate the birthdays of American presi­dents, reflect on the efforts of African Americans during Black History Month in February, and launch a three hundredth birth­day celebration for Benjamin Franklin, the articles in this issue remind us of both our rights and responsibilities as citizens. My...
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A Conversation about Citizenship

Barbara Franco, executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), recently discussed the importance of citizen training with Pennsylvania’s First Lady, Judge Marjorie O.Rendell, and Richard Stengel, president and chief executive officer of the National Constitution Center, in Philadelphia. Judge Rendell is active in promoting citizenship education through the...
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