Shorts presents news briefs about current and forthcoming programs, events, exhibits and activities of historical and cultural institutions in Pennsylvania.

An intensive eight-day study tour examining the England of Pennsylvania founder William Penn (1644-1718) will be conducted under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Heritage Society in Octo­ber 2000. Participants, led by historian Larry E. Tise, will visit the Church of Ail Hallows Barking, where Penn was bap­tized and where, in 1999, Governor Tom Ridge and PHMC Chairman Janet S. Klein presented a check to the church for the restoration of a carved stone car­touche that honors Penn as the founder of Pennsylvania. The tour will offer many “behind-the-scenes” visits to historic attractions and a welcome at the American Embassy in London. The tour departs Philadelphia on Sunday, October 15, 2000. For information, write: Pennsylvania Heritage Society, P.O. Box 11466, Harrisburg, PA 17108-1466; telephone (717)787-2407. Reservation.


“Pennsylvania’s Trolleys in a Changing Landscape,” on view at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, graphically illustrates how the Key­stone State’s landscape has changed since the disappearance of trolley service. The exhibition juxtaposes vintage photographs with modern images in a “then and now” format. The modern photographs have been taken from the same vantage points as their earlier counterparts. Scenes of a number of cities, among them Allentown, Harrisburg, Erie, Johnstown, Reading, Lancaster, Scranton, York, Gettysburg, and Irwin, are featured. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2002. More information is available by writing: Pennsylvania Trolley Museum, 1 Museum Rd., Washington, PA 15301-6133; by telephoning (724) 228-9256 or toll-free (877) 728-7655; or by visiting the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum website. Admission.


Nationally recognized speakers and musicians will remember the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, in operation from 1879 until 1918, during the weekend of May 27-28 [2000]. The event is part of the observances commemorating the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Cumberland County. “Pow­wow 2000: Remembering Carlisle Indian School” will be held at the Carlisle Barracks. For more information, write: Cumberland County 250th Anniversary Headquarters, 1 South Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013; telephone (717) 240- 6522. Free.


On Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14 [2000], Pennypacker Mills, the Montgomery County residence of Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker, will host a Civil War Reunion Weekend, replete with speakers, children’s activities, house tours, period entertainment, and first-person demonstrations. Reenactors will depict life in camp and at the battlefront. Additional information is available by writing: Pen­nypacker Mills, 5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville, PA 19473; or by telephon­ing (610) 287-9349. Free.


In the late nineteenth century, makers in Mifflinburg manufactured more than four thousand horse-drawn vehicles annually, earning for the Union County community the moniker “Buggy Town.” On Saturday, May 20 [2000], the Mifflinburg Buggy Museum will celebrate Mif­flinburg Buggy Day with tours of the nation’s only transportation museum housed in an authentic carriage works factory. The festivities will include crafts demonstrations, entertainment, and buggy rides along the community’s picturesque streets. For more information, write: Mifflinburg Buggy Museum, 523 Green St., Mifflinburg, PA 17844; telephone (570) 966-1355. Festival admission is free; there is a charge for museum tours and buggy rides.


Actor Kevin Bacon, Archbishop of Canterbury Robert Runcie, composer Philip Glass, and Thai­land’s Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn have selected their favorite objects from the vast collections of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for an exhibition entitled “Celebrity Eyes in a Museum Storeroom.” On view through December 31 [2000], “Celebrity Eyes” reiterates the breadth the museum’s extensive archaeological programs and the depth of its collections of artifacts from throughout the world. For more details, write: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Thirty­-Third and Spruce Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19104; telephone (215) 898-4000. Admission.


Opening Friday, May 19, at the Frick Art Museum in Pittsburgh, “The Tile Club and the Aesthetic Movement in America, 1877-1887,” explores the contributions of a group of thirty-one celebrated New York painters, sculptors, illustrators, architects, writers, and musicians who formed a social club for cama­raderie, painting on ceramic tiles, and traveling together on sketching trips. Among distinguished Tile Club members were artists William Merritt Chase and Winslow Homer, illustrators Edwin Austin Abbey and Arthur B. Frost, sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens, and architect Stan­ford White. The exhibit will remain on view through Sunday, August 13 [2000]. For more information, write: Frick Art Museum, 7227 Reynolds St., Pittsburgh, PA 15208; or tele­phone (412) 371-0600. Free.


Continuing through Sun­day, June 25 [2000], at the Wood­mere Art Museum is a landmark exhibition entitled “Arthur B. Carles: Orchestration of Color,” which reveals the talents of this gifted col­orist at his dynamic best. Seventy significant works of art will be included, ranging from the artist’s student years to his last active period prior to 1941. Accompanying “Orchestration of Color” is a traveling exhibition of works by Caries’s students. Not only was Carles an artist of formidable talent, but he was an influential teacher as well. For more information, write: Woodmere Art Museum, 9201 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118; telephone (215) 247-0476. Admission.


On view at the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem is an exhibit that focuses on the missionary work of Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf and the Mora­vians who followed him. Zinzendorf is known for his attempts to create an ecumenical German speaking church in Pennsylvania in 1742, the founding of Bethlehem, and his affirmation of the role of lay persons, especially women. “Count Zinzendorf: An Anniversary of His Legacy” continues through Sunday, June 4 [2000]. To obtain more information, write: Moravian Museum of Bethlehem, 66 West Church St., Bethlehem, PA 18018; telephone (610) 882-0450; or visit the Moravian Museum of Bethlehem website. Admission.


The Victorian Society in America’s thirty-fourth annual meeting and tour will take place in Philadelphia from Wednesday through Saturday, May 10-13 [2000]. Participants will tour historic houses, museums, theaters, churches, and commercial buildings constructed in the Victorian era. For registration information, write: Victorian Society in America, 219 South Sixth St., Philadelphia, PA 19106; telephone (215) 627-4252. Reservation.


On Saturday, May 13 [2000], Frederick S. Weiser, noted author and scholar, will serve as the keynote speaker at a genealogical workshop sponsored by the Lehigh County Historical Society in Allentown. He will focus on Pennsylvania German genealogy. For more details, write: Lehigh County Historical Society, Old Courthouse, Hamilton and Fifth Sts., Allentown, PA 18105; telephone (610) 435-1074. Registration.