Executive Director’s Message

Renewal and rebuilding are appropriate theme, and so it is with great enthusiasm and expectation I note the renaming of the Friends of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as the Pennsylvania Heritage Society. Determined to grasp this opportunity, members of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), who also serve as directors of the Pennsylvania Heritage Society,...
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Shorts

To observe February 2000 as Black History Month, the Valley Forge Convention and Visitors Bureau has created a special driving tour which includes the John­son House in Germantown, a station along the Underground Railroad, and Camp William Penn, the nation’s first recruiting and training camp for black soldiers, where eleven thousand troops were trained. The country’s first...
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Shorts

An intensive eight-day study tour examining the England of Pennsylvania founder William Penn (1644-1718) will be conducted under the auspices of the Pennsylvania Heritage Society in Octo­ber 2000. Participants, led by historian Larry E. Tise, will visit the Church of Ail Hallows Barking, where Penn was bap­tized and where, in 1999, Governor Tom Ridge and PHMC Chairman Janet S. Klein presented a...
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Document Preservation at the Pennsylvania State Archives

Preservation is a primary responsibility of all archives. Although the Pennsylvania State Archives, just like the Coca-Cola Archives, the Ford Motor Company Archives, the Chester County Archives, the University of Pennsylvania Archives and various institutional archives of religious denominations and numerous private organizations are responsible for identifying, accessioning, describing and...
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Executive Director’s Message

Pennsylvania Heritage first rolled off the presses nearly thirty years ago with the Winter 1974 edition. The slim, twenty­-page inaugural issue had a nominal first run but, by the end of the first year, circu­lation reached three hundred subscribers, most of them affiliated with county histor­ical societies. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) launched Pennsylvania Heritage...
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Attending a One-Room School in the 1930s

In the midst of the economic depression of the 1930s, my father, Hal Cornell, was a “furloughed” railroad locomo­tive foreman living with his wife and five school-aged children in a ten-dollar-a-month rented house in Burrell Town­ship, adjacent to Blairsville, in Indiana County. During two school years, my three brothers, a sister, and I attended the one­-room...
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PHMC Highlights

Marking its fortieth anniversary this summer, “Art of the State : Pennsylvania 2007,” cosponsored by The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Greater Harrisburg Arts Council was on view from June 9 through September 9 at The State Museum. Of 1,728 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, crafts, and photographs submitted by 646 Pennsylvania artists, independent judges selected 150 works by 140...
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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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Executive Director’s Letter

Two articles in this issue of Pennsylvania Heritage underscore the important roles cultural organizations have played — and continue to play — in the education and enlightenment of Pennsylvanians. Regularly contributing freelance writer Jim McClelland’s article celebrating the one hundredth anniversary of the Settlement Music School in Philadelphia attributes its beginnings to the volunteer work...
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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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