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

Brandywine Battlefield Park, Chadds Ford

  • Lecture: “Loyalists”, February 22, 2001
  • Performances by the Bard of Brandywine, March 11, 2001
  • Program: The Delaware Continentals, April 8, 2001

Joseph Priestley House, Northumberland

  • Special Interpretive Tour: The Daily Lives of Eighteenth-Century Women, March 25, 2001

Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing

  • General Washington’s Birthday Celebration, February 17, 2001


Pennsylvania Heritage Week 2001

During Pennsylvania Heritage Week, March 9-18, 2001, William Penn’s Charter of Privileges of 1701 will be on exhibit at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. This year marks the three hundredth anniversary of this landmark document, which is on loan from the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. With the Charter of Privileges, William Penn created one of the most democratic governments in the English Colonies. This Charter will be exhibited with the Charter for Pennsylvania which Penn received from King Charles II in 1681. On Sunday, March 11, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will celebrate Charter Day by offering free general admission to the historic sites and museums that make up the popular and well-traveled Pennsylvania Trail of History.