Heritage Highlights

Heritage Highlights is a list of forthcoming exhibits, events and programs at PHMC sites and other statewide historical organizations.

Charter Day

March 14 is Charter Day in Penn­sylvania. 301 years ago, William Penn founded “Penn’s Woods.” So, on March 14, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is opening its doors across the state and inviting you to take a FREE look at Pennsylvania’s history. And have we got history! From east to west and north to south. From battleships to battlegrounds, railroads to coal towns. Bring the whole family and enjoy the day – FREE! It’s our way of bringing in a new season and saying “Happy Birthday Pennsylvania!”

 

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Black History Conference, Philadelphia

  • May 6-7, 1982: Fifth Annual Conference

Bushy Run Battlefield, Jeannette

  • Apr. 10, May 15, 1982: Audubon Society Nature Programs – 10 A.M.
  • May 29-30, 1982: French and Indian War Period Encampment: Mercer’s 3rd Battalion, Pa. Regiment
  • May 31, 1982: Traditional Memorial Day Services

Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf

  • May 23, 1982: Children’s Day – Special Games & Activities

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro

  • Apr. 4, May 9, 1982: First Pennsylvania Regiment Team Matches
  • May 30, 1982: Games of the 18th Century

David Bradford House, Washington

  • Mar. 5-7, 1982: War Game Tournament (Miniature Figures)
  • May 15-16, 1982: National Pike Festival

Eckley Miners Village, Weatherly

  • Mar. 3, 7, 14, 28, 1982: Lecture Film Series: Irish Experience – 1 P.M.
  • May 16, 1982: Anthracite Heritage Mini-Marathon – 10 A.M.

Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata

  • Deadlines in Early April 1982: “Penn’s Holy Experiment”: Student Contests (Contact Ephrata Cloister for details.)
  • May 16, 1982: Ephrata Cloister Chorus Concert – 4 P.M.

Historic Peace Church, Camp Hill

  • Apr. 9, 1982: Good Friday Service – 12 P.M.

Historic Preservation Conference, Philadelphia

  • Mar. 11-12, 1982: Fourth Annual Conference

History Day, Grantville

  • May 14, 1982: Third Annual Statewide Competition

Nathan Denison House, Forty Fort

  • Mar. 21, 1982: Needlework Display – 1 to 4:30 P.M.
  • Apr. 18, 1982: Collector’s Exhibit – 1 to 4:30 P.M.
  • May 23, 1982: Herb Day – 1 to 4:30 P.M.

Old Economy Village, Ambridge

  • Mar. 22, 1982: “Adventures in Wool” (For 2nd & 3rd grade students)
  • Apr. 23-24, 1982: Old Economy Antiques Seminar: “Pennsylvania Antiques with A Western Influence”

Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville

  • Mar. 13, 1982: Charter Day Dinner – 6:30 P.M. Cocktails, 8 P.M. Dinner
  • May 6, 1982: Sheep Shearing Day – 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.

Pennsylvania Farm Museum, Landis Valley

  • Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 1982: Antiques Lectures – 8 P.M.
  • Apr. 20, 1982: Exhibit Opening: “The Woodcarvings of Larkin B. Scull”

Pennsylvania Federation of Historical Societies, Chester

  • Apr. 30-May 1, 1982: Seventy-Fifth Annual Meeting

Pennsylvania Military Museum, Boalsburg

  • May 16, 1982: Memorial Day Celebration: 28th Infantry Division

Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing

  • Mar. 14, 28, Apr. 4, 1982: Concerts – 2 P.M.
  • Apr. 23, 1982: Tree Dedication & Planting – 10:30 & 11:30 A.M.
  • May 7, 1982: Sheep Shearing – 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

William Penn Memorial Museum, Harrisburg

  • Mar. 1982: Changing Exhibits
    • The U.S.S. Pennsylvania and Her Silver
    • Birds’ Eggs: The Hal H. Harrison Collection
    • American Folk Art Wood Sculpture by Ralph D. Gardner
    • Chair, Chest and Table
    • The Lure and Lore of Fishing
    • Capital Area Science and Engineering Fair, Mar. 18-26
    • Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, Closes Mar. 7
  • Apr. 1982: Changing Exhibits
    • The U.S.S. Pennsylvania and Her Silver
    • Birds’ Eggs: The Hal H. Harrison Collection
    • American Folk Art Wood Sculpture by Ralph D. Gardner
    • Chair, Chest and Table
    • The Lure and Lore of Fishing
    • With the Stroke of a Pen: Tercentenary Documents 1681-1981, Opens Apr.13
    • Working Pennsylvanians: The Worker Through the Artist’s Eye, Apr. 2-Sept. 7 (On display at Governor’s Home)
  • May 1982: Changing Exhibits
    • The U.S.S. Pennsylvania and Her Silver
    • Birds’ Eggs: The Hal H. Harrison Collection, Closes May 16
    • American Folk Art Wood Sculpture by Ralph D. Gardner, Closes May 16
    • Chair, Chest and Table
    • The Lure and Lore of Fishing
    • With the Stroke of a Pen: Tercentenary Documents 1681-1981
    • The Greater Harrisburg Arts Festival, May 29-31; Juried Art Exhibit, Opens May 27

 

Other Associations

Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Ocean City, MD

  • May 21-22, 1982: Spring Meeting

Organization of American Historians, Philadelphia

  • Mar. 31-Apr. 3, 1982: Annual Meeting

Pennsylvania Folklore Society, Reading

  • Mar. 27, 1982: Annual Meeting

Pennsylvania Historical Association & PHMC, Carlisle

  • Mar. 26, 1982: Annual Research Conference