Revolving Funds: Historic Preservation Gets a New Tool

Over the past seventy-five years, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has preserved Pennsylvania’s historic heritage through its sixty historic sites and museums. Across the Commonwealth, hundreds of other historic properties have also been maintained as house museums or community centers by local governments, historical societies and preservation organiza­tions. With the...
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The Sacred and the Secular: Immigrant Values in Pennsylvania History

Since its founding, the history of Pennsylvania has sprung from the successive waves of immigrants who have settled within its boundaries. Colonial Pennsylvania was peopled by English, Scotch-Irish, German, Swe­dish, and Welsh arrivals. Germans continued to come after 1800 but were joined by thousands from Ireland and Wales. With industrial expansion after 1870, Hungarians, Lithu­anians, Poles...
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