Trailheads

History never truly sleeps on the Pennsylvania Trails of History, but winter is generally a slower season with reduced schedules and fewer programs and events. Charter Day, the celebration of Pennsylvania’s founding (the second Sunday in March), is the traditional start to our spring season. As the weather warms, activity increases at the sites and museums. The landscape loses its dull winter...
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2016 Trails

In 2015 the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum in Galeton, Potter County, officially opened its expanded visitor center to the public. The museum also debuted Challenges and Choices in Pennsylvania’s Forests, an artifact-rich exhibit exploring the history of the lumber industry, the rise of the conservation movement and professional forestry, the Civilian Conservation Corps, and current best practices...
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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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Berks County: Diamond of the Schuylkill Valley

Since 1811, when Schuylkill County was created to include part of what had been northern Berks County, Berks has been distinguishable by its diamond shape. It approxi­mates a geometric diamond or lozenge – an equilateral paral­lelogram without right angles. Its history also seems diamond-like, as it has com­bined a very hard, cutting, and persistently pragmatic charac­teristic with a...
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Conrad Weiser Homestead

Discover the excitement of frontier America by visiting the home of Conrad Weiser (1696-1760), the celebrated colonial diplomat, judge, community planner, farmer, church leader, soldier, and Pennsylvania’s foremost Indian treatymaker. Weiser mediated peace between Pennsylvania and the Iroquois Nation. Throughout 1996, which marks the three hundredth birthday of the famous peacemaker, the...
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Shorts

“Working Under Wires,” examining the work – often unseen or unnoticed by the public – that ensured safe, reliable, and economical public transportation, will remain on exhibit at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington through December 1997. The exhibition focuses on the men and women employed by trolley companies as operators, mechanics, track crews, overhead wire...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 3, 1996 Christmas at the Homestead, December 8, 1996 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford Chadds Ford Candlelight Christmas Tours, December 1, 1996 Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall Christmas at Cornwall Iron Furnace, December 5-6, 1996 Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata Apple Dumpling Festival, October 12, 1996 Christmas at the...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Independence Day Program, July 4, 1998 Summer Sundays Interpretive Programs, July-August, 1998 Fall Nature Program, September 27, 1998 Candlelight Tours, October 10, 1998 Architectural Heritage Day, October 18, 1998 Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 1, 1998 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford “Revolutionary Times at Brandywine”, September...
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Heritage Highlights

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro Architectural Heritage Day, October 18, 1998 Daniel Boone Birthday Program, November 1, 1998 Homestead Christmas Program, December 9, 1998 Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford A Candlelight Christmas, December 5, 1998 Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Children’s Christmas in Eckley, December 5-6, 1998 Christmas in Eckley, December 13, 1998...
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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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