Heritage Highlights is a list of forthcoming exhibits, events and programs at PHMC sites and other statewide historical organizations.

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: “A Man Named George: The Pullman Porter in Pennsylvania”, January 29, 1994

Somerset Historical Center, Somerset

  • Demonstrations: “Closing the Maple Sugar Season”, April 24, 1994

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg

  • Exhibit: “Martin Luther King, Jr., and Pennsylvania”, January 18 through February 27, 1994
  • Freedom Theatre: “Histories”, February 27, 1994
  • Exhibit: “Art of the State ’94”, May 20 through July 31, 1994

Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing

  • Gingerbread Days, February 19-22, 1994
  • George Washington’s Birthday Party, February 22, 1994
  • Open Hearth Cooking Class, March 26, 1994
  • Washington Crossing Foundation Awards Ceremony, April 23, 1994


Charter Day, commemorating the granting of Pennsylvania to William Penn by England’s King Charles II, will be observed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) on Sunday, March 13, 1994. Free admission to the PHMC’s historic sites and museums will be offered to all visitors between Noon and 5 P. M. For more information, telephone or write the nearest historic site or museum.