Heritage Highlights

Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Lecture:” America Starts Here: Pennsylvania’s Historic Sites”, May 9, 1995 Lecture: “Joanna Furnace”, August 8, 1995 Lecture: “The Welsh Slate Mining Community of Delta, York County”, September 12, 1995 Lecture: “Henry Clay Furnace, Lancaster County: An Archaeological Perspective”, October 10, 1995 Lecture:...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette 234th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run, August 2-3, 1997 Living History Workshops, August 23-24, 1997 Fall Nature Walk, October 4, 1997 Haunted History Hayrides, October 25, 1997 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Civil War Encampment, August 23, 1997 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Lattimer Massacre Symposium, September 13, 1997 Graeme Park,...
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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

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette 237th Anniversary of the Battle of Bushy Run, August 5-6, 2000 Living History Workshops, August 26-27, 2000 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Family Sunday in the Village, July 30, 2000 Living History Weekend, August 19-20, 2000 Graeme Park, Horsham Scottish Heritage Festival, July 22, 2000 “Hands-On” History Day, August 20, 2000 English Car Day...
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Barnhart Log Loader at Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

The introduction, in 1885, of steam-powered log loaders to efficiently load logs on rail cars and replace tedious, back-breaking manual labor, revolutionized the country’s logging industry. Two years later, Henry Barnhart, co-founder of the Marion Power Shovel Company, Marion, Ohio, developed the Barnhart loader, which proved to be, along with the Barnhart Model 10, the most popular loader...
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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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CCC Camp Building at Pennsylvania Lumber Museum

As part of his New Deal, an ambitious agenda of relief initiatives to revive the nation’s economy during the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) on March 21, 1933. The CCC gave work to young men from unemployed families and became one of the New Deal’s most popular programs. In Pennsylvania alone, the CCC enrolled nearly two hundred...
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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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News

Rare Discovery After their September 11, 1777, victory in the Battle of Brandywine, British General Sir William Howe and his troops captured and occupied Philadelphia. It was not long, however, before General Howe realized he faced a challenging supply problem. He was surrounded by General George Washington’s Continental Army and, more importantly, the Royal British Navy could not bring...
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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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