Executive Director’s Message

The two hundredth anniver­sary of Joseph Priestley’s arrival in Pennsylvania presents a time to reflect on the life and work of an individual who was truly a unique citizen of our state, nation, and the world. During his lifetime, Priestley was the representative man of the Age of Enlightenment in England and America. His discovery of oxygen in 1774 established his reputation worldwide as...
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Executive Director’s Letter

This spring marks the launch of a number of exciting initiatives celebrating important people, places, and events in our history. In anticipation of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial in 2009 celebrating the 200th anniversary of the sixteenth president’s birth in 1809, Governor Edward G. Rendell has appointed a state commission to work with the National Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission to...
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Letters

Beloved Meeting House Thank you for giving our beloved Forty Fort Meeting House such prominence in Pennsylvania Heritage [“Forty Fort Meeting House: The Architecture of a Union” by Vance Packard, Winter 2008]! The author’s text, the stunning photographs, and the sidebar featuring PHMC’s grant program was beautifully topped by remarks by Scott Doyle, PHMC grants manager....
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