Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Children’s Day, May 3, 1998 Program: “The Horse in Colonial Pennsylvania”, May 17, 1998 Evening on the Green, June 6, 1998 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Summer History Camp, June 2-August 14, 1998 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Family Heirloom Documentation Day, May 16, 1998 Program: “A Day in the Life of a Pennsylvania...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Architectural Heritage Day, October 18, 1998 Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 1, 1998 Homestead Christmas Program, December 9, 1998 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford A Candlelight Christmas, December 5, 1998 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Children’s Christmas in Eckley, December 5-6, 1998 Christmas in Eckley, December 13, 1998...
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To Forge History for the Future

Not infrequently, the history of how an object, artifact, or even building or structure has been preserved for the future is every bit at least as interesting as the reasons for which it was saved. Historical organizations and cultural institutions – from large city museums to county historical societies – brim with compelling “behind-the-scenes” stories that provide...
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Strolling Through History at Hopewell Village

For more than a century, Hopewell Furnace in southeastern Pennsylvania had exemplified the technological growing pains of a nation initially built on agriculture but destined to become the industrial titan of the western hemisphere. Between 1771, when Mark Bird (1739-1816) established his furnace at the headwaters of French Creek in Berks County, and 1883, when the­ fires finally cooled,...
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18th Century Blanket Chest at Daniel Boone Homestead

Although its maker and country of origin have been obscured by the passage of time, one fact is clear: a decorated blanket chest, dated 1785, at the Daniel Boone Homestead, near Birdsboro, Berks County, is a highly important example of eighteenth-century rural Pennsylvania German furniture. The blanket chest was a hallmark of early Pennsylvania Germans, who used it for storage, unlike the...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Spring 2008 Newsletter: Signature Series: Walter Licht and Tom Dublin PHS and PHMC to Lead Civil War Project Signature Series Tour: Gettysburg Calendar for April – June 2008 More Support for Conservation Heritage Initiative State Archives Funding PHS Annual Appeal Support in the Field Welcome New PHS Members New Member Benefit  ...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Summer 2008 Newsletter: Signature Series Tour: New Deal Post Office Murals New PHS Website New PHS Board of Directors Members Calendar for July – September 2008 2008 Penn Ambassadors Support in the Field Welcome New PHS Members  ...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Fall 2008 Newsletter: Membership Value Increases Signature Series: Pennsylvanians and Presidential Elections Gettysburg National Military Park and Visitor Center Tour New Deal Post Office Murals Tour Calendar for October – December 2008 Teaching American History Teacher Professional Development Support in the Field Holiday Marketplace Welcome New PHS Members Coming to an...
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Celebrating Volunteers on the Pennsylvania Trails of History

Every spring we honor those who contribute their experience and expertise to support the mission and work of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). In 2011–2012 volunteers donated approximately 117,000 hours at historic sites and museums along the Pennsylvania Trails of History®. This impressive collective donation is valued at nearly $2.5 million, based on data provided by...
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PHMC Highlights

Following a rigorous peer evaluation, Ephrata Cloister, Lancaster County, has been reaccredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), Washington, D.C. AAM accreditation bestows national recognition on a museum or historic site “for its commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards, and continued institutional improvement.” Ephrata Cloister is one of only...
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