Bryn Athyn Cathedral: Where Man May Forget the World

Bryn Athyn Cathedral, tucked well back from Second Street Pike in Montgomery County, is not immediately visible to the passerby. One is intro­duced to the finely chiseled spires, granite towers and sparkling glass in rapid, stop­-frame glimpses through a dense stand of trees. As the full view unfolds, one is at once compelled by the loom­ing one hundred and fifty foot central tower and beckoned...
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With a Camera in the Sky: Samuel W. Kuhnert, Aerial Photographer

Sixteen years after Orville and Wilbur Wright mastered the age-old dream of flight, a World War I army surplus biplane buzzed high above the City of Harrisburg. City residents paused in their labors, gawked at the airborne marvel, this rare phenomenon, the airplane. They could not know that, high above them, a man holding a bulky wooden camera hung precariously out of the open cockpit, taking...
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Executive Director’s Message

As I complete ten years as executive director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), I can measure the growth of public history and museums in the Commonwealth in three significant ways. First, there has been enormous investment – both public and private – in our public history infrastructure. This investment has made possible the creation of several new...
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P-V Engineering Forum Helicopter

Few may realize it, but fifty years ago eastern Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley played host to the development of rotor winged aircraft – known to most as the helicopter. The area’s technological base and talent were incomparable, and world-famous aviation pioneer Igor I. Siko­rsky (1889-1972), whose model VS-300 was the western hemisphere’s first practical helicopter,...
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Pennsylvania Heritage Society Newsletter

Topics in the Fall 2007 Newsletter: Signature Series: Dr. Guion S. Bluford Jr. at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Seats Available for Two-Day Excursion to Western Pennsylvania New PHS Board of Directors Drake Well Receives Generous Gift Calendar for October – December 2007 Gift Memberships for the Holidays Summer Professional Development for Teachers 2nd Annual Holiday Marketplace  ...
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