A pair of opera glasses. One of the museum's African American artifacts.


Our curators care for and document over 4,000,000 objects in The State Museum's collections. They also collect objects associated with the history and heritage of Pennsylvania. In addition, they help interpret the many meanings and significance of the objects for The Museum’s visitors. They work with exhibit designers and educators to craft new exhibits that highlight objects from the collections.

Please note that museum staff are unable to do appraisals of the financial value of objects.


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