Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Newsletter

Topics in the Summer 2013 Newsletter: Stories from the Homefront: Pennsylvania in the Civil War Opens in September New PaHeritage.org Website Trailheads: 250 Years on the Pennsylvania Trails of History Welcome New PHF Members Welcome New State Museum Affiliate Members PHF Board Harrisburg SciTech High School Docents Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center Pennsylvania Lumber Museum...
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Pennsylvania Governors Residences Open to the Public

Pennypacker Mills Pennypacker Mills possesses a lengthy history dating to about 1720 when Hans Jost Hite built the fieldstone house and a gristmill near the Perkiomen Creek, Schwenksville, Montgomery County. Purchased in 1747 by Peter Pennypacker (1710-1770), the house was enlarged and a saw mill and a fulling mill were constructed. The property acquired its name for the three mills. Peter...
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Preserving Pieces of Pennsylvania’s Past: An Inside Look at the Building of the Commonwealth’s Collections

Associations between butterflies and buttons, Conestoga wagons and cannon, sculpture and arrowheads, or fossils and founder William Penn’s original Charter may seem tenuous, even obscure and, perhaps, nonsensical. But a relationship does exist: they are among the one and a half million objects and thirty thousand cubic feet of manuscripts, records, maps and photographs in the custody and...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Spring Nature Walk, May 8, 1993 Lecture: “Trade Muskets: Fact or Fiction?”, June 19, 1993 230th Battle Anniversary Commemoration, August 7-8, 1993 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Cornwall Furnace Country Fair, July 17, 1993 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Patch Town Day, June 27, 1993 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Discovery Days: Indians of the...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro First Pennsylvania Regiment Flintlock Shoot, August 14, 1994 Fall Nature Program, September 18, 1994 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Annual Reenactment of the Battle of Brandywine, September 18, 1994 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Reenactment of the Battle of Bushy Run, August 6-7, 1994 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Oil Field Picnic, August 21, 1994...
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Heritage Highlights

Graeme Park, Horsham Native American Cultural Festival, April 30, 1994 Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster Herb Faire, May 7, 1994 Sheep Shearing, May 17-18, 1994 Landis Valley Fair, June 4-5, 1994 Institute of Pennsylvania Rural Life and Culture, June 21-24, 1994 History Camp for Children, July 11-15, 1994 Old Economy Village, Ambridge “Gartenfest”, May 14-15, 1994 Joseph Priestley...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Architectural Heritage Day, October 16, 1994 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Lecture: “British Treaties and Negotiations”, November 19, 1994 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Oil Country Christmas, December 10, 1994 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Children’s Christmas at Eckley, December 3, 1994 Graeme Park, Horsham Living History Day,...
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Heritage Highlights

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Native American Quillwork Workshop, February 25, 1995 Drake Well Museum, Titusville Old Fashioned Engine Start-up Day, April 29, 1995 Fort Pitt, Pittsburgh Royal American Regiment Parade of the Soldier, April 2, 30, 1995 Colonial Fair at the Point, May 6-7, 1995 Graeme Park, Horsham Native American Cultural Festival, April 29, 1995 Living History Day, June 4, 1995...
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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

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro First Pennsylvania Regiment Flintlock Shoot, July 14, 1996 Family Craft Day, July 21, 1996 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Revolutionary Times at Brandywine, September 15, 1996 Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeanette Battle of Bushy Run Reenactment, August 3-4, 1996 Living History Weekend, September 14-15, 1996 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Family...
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