Bringing German Culture to Life at the Landis Valley Museum

Not far from a paved Lancaster County road and the distant buzz of afternoon traffic, Pennsylvania’s centuries-old German culture is alive and well. At the Landis Valley Museum on Kissel Hill Road, in Lancaster, one of the popular stops along the Pennsylvania Trails of History administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), members of the Pennsylvania Conservation Corps...
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PHMC Highlights

PHMC staff members Amanda Shafer, webmaster, Karen Galle, historic preservation specialist and coordinator of the state historical marker program, and Dean E. Winkelspecht, data applications developer, completed several important improvements and upgrades to PHMC’s Web site. A new state historical marker database includes improved graphic design along with options to browse or search for...
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PHMC Highlights

A new Civil War Trails experience, making the history of the epic event more accessible to present and future generations, was unveiled in Chambersburg, Franklin County, in April. The initiative features forty “story stops” and twenty-five historic destinations throughout southcentral Pennsylvania. Two principal steering committee members who spoke at the unveiling were PHMC Executive Director...
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From the Editor

Looking for ways to spend an educational, entertaining, and thoroughly enjoyable summer day with family and friends? Look no further. As Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) staff members Howard M. Pollman and Michael A. Bertheaud explain in their article entitled “Exploring the Pennsylvania Energy Trail of History” in this edition, there’s plenty to see and do...
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