Archeology Project Culminates

When you walk through the Hall of Anthropology in the William Penn Memorial Museum, you will almost be able to feel that you are an integral part of one or more of the many life ways portrayed there. For some persons that feeling will be even more intensified – for they actually participated in finding materials that will be there on display. The Anthropology Hall, scheduled to open...
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Custom House Opening Anticipated

When the Custom House of Erie opens this spring, one of the chief goals will be to eventually establish a maritime museum there. Michael J. Ripton, director of Historic Sites and Properties and acting director of the Bureau of Museums for the Penn­sylvania Historical and Museum Commission, recently in­spected progress at the Custom House. Ripton is enthusiastic about the Custom House, which...
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U.S.S. Niagara Spans Over 160 Years

Erie’s claim to maritime fame came early in its history. And this was due mainly to its geographic location. War was declared by the United States against Great Britain on June 18, 1812. The British were much better prepared for the war. Along the Great Lakes they had military posts from Niagara to Sault Ste. Marie and, equally important, had a fresh water navy. The summer campaign of 1812...
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Museums and Historic Sites

Budget Cuts Force Retrenchment Ten historic sites and properties have been closed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in order to overcome a 1975-76 budget deficiency of $648,000. They will remain closed until the Legislature provides a supplemental appropriation or local organization, such as historical societies, volunteer to assume responsibil­ity for operating them. The hope...
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Lumber Museum’s Sawmill Complex Completed

Work in the full-scale operating steam-powered sawmill complex at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum has been completed and the interpretive program for exhibit and operation is currently being established by the Commission staff. The sawmill exhibit thus completes another phase in the Commission’s program for development of the museum complex. The project was funded under the Land and Water...
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Museums and Properties

Old Mill Village Old Mill Village is on Pennsylvania Route 848, one mile from New Milford. New Milford is located just west of Inter­state 81 at Exit 67, between Scranton, Pa., and Binghamton, N.Y. It is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in cooperation with the Old Mill Village Museum Associates, Inc.   Governor to Dedicate Railroad Museum Governor Milton J....
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Washington Crossing to be Reenacted

This year, tor the first time, the Annual Reenactment of Washington’s Crossing the Delaware will be a joint state venture with Pennsylvania and New Jersey involved. After the reenactment of the crossing, events will include a march to Trenton and a reenactment of the Battles of Trenton and Princeton. Colonial military organizations from ‘all over the country have been invited by the...
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Museums and Historic Sites

Waterford Heritage Days Waterford will celebrate the Bicentennial with its third annual Waterford Heritage Days, July 9-11 [1976]. A three-day celebration, with concerts, parades, a military reenactment, a hot air balloon launch, a craft show, an antique show and displays will be featured. Home cooked food will be avail­able. Waterford, site of Fort LeBoeuf, boasts an unusual amount of history....
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