Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Winter 2014 Newsletter: Charter Day 2014 Trails of History Winter Hours and Contact Information Exhibits Collections Advancement Project New Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Members New State Museum Affiliate Members State Museum Planetarium  ...
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Preserving Pieces of Pennsylvania’s Past: An Inside Look at the Building of the Commonwealth’s Collections

Associations between butterflies and buttons, Conestoga wagons and cannon, sculpture and arrowheads, or fossils and founder William Penn’s original Charter may seem tenuous, even obscure and, perhaps, nonsensical. But a relationship does exist: they are among the one and a half million objects and thirty thousand cubic feet of manuscripts, records, maps and photographs in the custody and...
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Bucks County

As one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania created shortly after William Penn arrived in his nascent colony in 1682, Bucks County has a heritage that reaches back to the very beginnings of the Commonwealth. Long before Penn’s arrival, the intrepid settlers of the Dutch and Swedish colonies farther down the Delaware River had ex­plored the wooded banks of the river as far as the...
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Historic Sites of the Revolution

Pennsylvania is unusually rich in historic sites associated with the American Struggle for nationhood two centuries ago. The Bicentennial observance under­scores the importance of this treasury of the state’s historic heritage. The deep involvement of Pennsylvania people and land in the Revolutionary War is reflected by these historic sites maintained by government as well as organizations...
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Shorts

The distinctively decorated furniture of Soap Hollow in Somerset County (see “Makers’ Marks and a Master’s Touch” by Edna V. Brendlinger and Robert B. Myers in the winter 1986 edition) is on view at the Southern Alleghenies Mu­seum of Art, Loretto, from Saturday, March 27, through Monday, May 31, 1993. Soap Hollow furniture, made during the second half of the nine­teenth...
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Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve

Established in 1934 to preserve the Keystone State’s native flora, Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve is an eighty acre sanctuary of woods, glades, meadows, and ponds. The Preserve, located on the ground of Washington Crossing Historic Park, offers visitors more than two dozen trails to explore wild flowers, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines in their natural settings. Bowman’s...
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Heritage Highlights

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Christmas Candlelight Tours, December 4, 1993 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Lecture: “Civilian Clothing of the Ohio Valley, 1754-1764”, October 23, 1993 Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Daniel Boone Birthday Celebration, November 7, 1993 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Christmas in Eckley, December 4-5, 1993 Ephrata Cloister,...
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Heritage Highlights

Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton Exhibit: “Illustrating an Era: The Life and Work of Photographer John Horgan, Jr., 1859-1926”, through March 1994 Old Economy Village, Ambridge “Gartenfest”, May 14-15, 1994 Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland “Oxygen Day” Celebration, August 1, 1994 Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg Lecture:...
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Shorts

An exhibition of prints, pastels, drawings, and oil paintings by J. Howard Iams (1897-1964) to commemorate the bicentennial of the Whiskey Rebellion (see “The Whiskey Boys Versus the Watermelon Army” by Jerry Clouse in the spring 1991 issue, and “The Tax Collector of Bower Hill” by Chadwick Allen Harp in the fall 1992 edition) is on view at the Westmoreland Museum of Art...
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Heritage Highlights

Graeme Park, Horsham Native American Cultural Festival, April 30, 1994 Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster Herb Faire, May 7, 1994 Sheep Shearing, May 17-18, 1994 Landis Valley Fair, June 4-5, 1994 Institute of Pennsylvania Rural Life and Culture, June 21-24, 1994 History Camp for Children, July 11-15, 1994 Old Economy Village, Ambridge “Gartenfest”, May 14-15, 1994 Joseph Priestley...
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