PHMC Highlights

The PHMC recently announced the Volunteers of the Year for 2005,awards which recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the more than two dozen historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trail of History. This year’s recipients are: Anthracite Heritage Museum and Scranton Iron Furnaces Associates, Jim Justin; Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates, Harvey...
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The Grand Review Revisited

To celebrate its victory in the American Civil War, the federal government hosted a Grand Review of Union veterans in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 23, 1865. Although the war preserved the Union and ended slavery, the parade was organized exclusively for white soldiers, and veterans of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) were not invited to participate. Refusing to be ignored, former...
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