PRESS RELEASES


New and exciting things are always happening at The State Museum! Make sure you keep up-to-date with the Museum happenings by reading the recent Press Releases found below. This page will also inform you about upcoming events and programs taking place at the Museum.

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PRESS RELEASES

2014

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces January Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces February Highlights

 

2013

December Highlights at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

November Highlights at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

The State Museum Hosts “Hidden Treasures” Scavenger Hunt

State Museum of Pennsylvania’s Archaeology Month Programming

State Museum to Observe National Fossil Day with “Learn at Lunchtime” Program

Night of the Great Pumpkin Coming to The State Museum of Pennsylvania

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces October Programming

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces September Programming

State Museum Offers Insiders' Tour for Harrisburg’s Gallery Walk

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces August Programming

The State Museum Offers Discounts, Extended Hours for 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

New Civil War Exhibit Opens in Time for Gettysburg’s 150th Anniversary

State Museum Programs Offer an Insider’s View of “Art of the State”

State Museum offers Summer StoryTime Series for Young Children

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces July 2013 Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for Annual Art of the State Exhibition, Awards Set for June 22

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Offers Learn at Lunchtime Series

State Museum Announces Series of One Day Summer Day Camps for Kids

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces May 2013 Highlights

Summer Day Camps 2013 at the State Museum!

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces April 2013 Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces March Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces February Highlights

State Museum’s Popular Artists Conversations Series Features iPhone Photo Journal Artist Kevyn Bashore

Visitors to The State Museum Have Opportunity to Meet Renowned Watercolor Artists

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces January Highlights

Special Emancipation Proclamation exhibit & lecture

Noon Year’s Eve: A Family Holiday Tradition at
The State Museum

State Museum of Pennsylvania Hosts Pennsylvania Watercolor Society's International Competition

2012

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces December Highlights

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces October Programming

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Hosts Archaeology Workshop

2012 Archaeology Workshops

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Gives Visitors Rare Opportunity to see 12,000 Year-old “Moon Mammoth”

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Celebrates Great Pumpkin Day

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Display of Pennsylvania-made
Team USA Olympic Apparel

State Museum to Host Annual HomeSchool Day on Sept. 26

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces September Programming

Summer Family Programs at State Museum of PA Well Worth the Trip

State Museum to Present Special Art of the State Programs

Learn at Lunchtime: Select free Friday hours this summer

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Highlights

Meet Descendants of Titanic Passengers at State Museum of Pennsylvania

State Museum to Offer Summer Day Camps for Kids

Art of the State 2012 Information!

State Museum of Pennsylvania to Present Folk Arts Exhibition

State Museum Fossil Discovery Confirmed as New Dinosaur

Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show to Stop at State Museum

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces May Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces April Highlights

First Lady Susan Corbett Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State 2012 Juried Exhibition

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces March Highlights

“Lights, Camera, Take Action,” Saturday, March 17

3rd in the Burg Women’s History Reception, Friday, March 16

State Museum to Host National Geographic’s Giant Traveling Map of North America

School Tour Reservations info for National Geographic Program

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces February 2012 Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces January 2012 Highlights

2011

State Museum of PA to Present ‘Noon Year’s Eve’ Family Holiday Event

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Holds Holiday Marketplace Showcasing Trails of
History Sites and Museums

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces December Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces November Highlights

State Museum of Pennsylvania to Offer Annual HomeSchool Day

2011 Annual
Workshops in Archaeology Program

October Highlights at
State Museum of Pennsylvania Include Archaeology Month, Great Pumpkin Day

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces September Programming

Honoring Our History
National Travel Exhibit on Wheels Tuesday, July 26, 2011 | 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

State Museum to Present Special ‘Art of the State’ Programs

State Museum to Hold Fossil Day Camps for Kids in July

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Finalists for Annual Art of the State Exhibition

State Museum Celebrates Return of Marshalls Creek Mastodon, Other Prehistoric Specimens on Sunday, February 27

Introducing a new Paleontology exhibit -
Life Through Time

Pennsylvania’s First Lady Invites Artists to Apply for Art of the State

Special Exhibit Lecture Series Begins January 30th

Special Civil War
Gallery Display
“Men of Color –
To Arms! To Arms!”

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces July Programming

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces June Programming

The DŌSHI Gallery at
The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Special Exhibit
Pennsylvania’s Mastodon Finds Permanent Home at State Museum
New Exhibit to Open
Feb. 27

February 2011 at
The State Museum of Pennsylvania

May 2011 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

A Night with the Mastodon & Friends Saturday Feb. 26th

"Wood on Glass"
Historic Lumber Region Photographs


2010

Special Message
From the Director

October 29, 2010

State Museum Events
December 2010

State Museum
November 2010

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents
Stars and Passport to the Universe
September 4 through December 12, 2010

Archaeology Month, New Museum Store

Exhibit on 75th Anniversary of FDR’s ‘New Deal’ Earns National Honors

Friends of State Museum Launch Buy-A-Bone Campaign for Mastodon

PA Announces Details of Commemoration of 150th Anniversary of Civil War

Celebrate the Commonwealth's 329th Birthday

The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents the Planetarium show Ice Worlds

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Wind Titans: A Pennsylvania Photo Essay, November 1, 2009 - May 2, 2010

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Tusks! Ice Age Mammoths and Mastodons, January 24 to May 2, 2010


2009

Night of the Great Pumpkin, The State Museum's of Pennsylvania's Most Popular Family Event, Goes Green Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friends of the State Museum Launch Buy-A-Bone Campaign for Mastodon

Pennsylvania Announces Details of Statewide Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

"Visionary in Historic Preservation" Award Presented to Lancaster County Planter

New Passport to History Program Rewards Travelers Along The Pennsylvania Civil War Trail, Free Passport Stamp Book Earns Visitors Commemorative Civil War Gifts

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Star Stories of the Native Americans September 5, 2009 through November 29, 2009

Local Women Share Their Stories of Success at The State Museum of Pennsylvania,
Local Voices: Their Stories, Their Words, August 11 and 14, 2009

Art of the State™: Pennsylvania 2009 June 28 - September 20, 2009

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents
Vacation on Altair
and SETI Beginning June 6

Senate Republican Budget Proposal Would Shutter 23 PA Historic Sites, Bill Would Jeopardize Historical Assets Held in Trust for the People of Pennsylvania

State Agengies, National Civil War Museum Collaborate to Celebreate the Bicentennial of Lincoln's Birth with Lincoln's Footsteps in Harrisburg, Saturday, May 23, 2009

PHMC Approves 21 New State Historical Markers, NFL Films in Philadelphia, First Commercial Nuclear Generation Facility in Beaver County Among New Markers

PHMC's 32nd Annual Black History Conference To Include Discussion of Obama Election, Historical Marker to Be Dedicated at Bethel AME Church in Carlisle

New Exhibit, Voices: African American and Latino Women Share Their Stories of Success Opens at The State Musuem, Saturday, April 11, 2009

State Museum of Pennsylvania Hosts Lecture, Drawing Democracy in the 1930s New Deal Era, Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rendell Administration Helping Communities Discover Black Cultural Roots in PA, Grants will Finance Research, Documentation and Preservation Projects

Pennsylvania Recognizes Energy, Its Effect on the Commonwealth, "Energy: Innovation and Impact" Focuses on State's Important Role of Fueling the Nation

State Museum of Pennsylvania Announce Gallery Updates, Tour and a New Exhibit, The Fine Art of Giving for Spring 2009.

Governor Rendell Proclaims Pennsylvania Heritage Week, Charter Day. Once-A-Year Opportunity to See Original 1681 PA Charter

Pittsburgh Muralist Douglas Cooper Featured Speaker at The State Museum

Gallery Talk on Black Participation in Philadelphia's New Deal Arts Projects Scheduled in Recognition of Black History Month at The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Sites Offer Free Admission to Active Duty Military and Families

The State Museum Presents Third Installment of its FREE "Second Saturday" Guided Tours for A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania's New Deal Post Office Murals

Historical and Museum Commission Salutes Pennsylvania's First Farmers at
Farm Show

State Museum Invites Pennsylvania Artists to Participate in Annual 'Art of the State' Exhibit.

State, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Parter to Offer Historic Preservation Courses

Gallery Talk for A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania's New Deal Post Office Murals Scheduled for January 24 at 2:00 pm.

2008

State Museum of Pennsylvania Celebrates Noon Year's Eve. Families can ring in the new year on Tuesday, December 30, 2008.

State Museum Announces FREE “Second Saturday” Guided Tours for A Common Canvas: Pennsylvania’s New Deal Post Office Murals

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Heart of the Sun, December 6, 2008 through March 1, 2009.

Deadline Approaching for Grants to Preserve PA's History, Heritage. Non-profits, Local Governments Have Until Dec. 3 to Apply.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania is Open the Day After Thanksgiving. Get out of the Stores and into The State Museum, Enjoy Planetarium Shows, Curiosity Connection and the New Deal Art Exhibition, Common Canvas.

Pennsylvania Concludes Year-Long Recognition of 7th Anniversary of Roosevelt's 'New Deal', Special Exhibition Runs Nov. 22 - May 17; Symposium Dec. 4 at State Museum

PA Historical and Museum Commission Reaching Out To Help Preserve Local America. Grant Will Promote Historic Preservation Planning, Heritage Tourism Development.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Hosts G. Terry Madonna on Eve of 2008 Election. Madonna Explores Pennsylvania's Role In Politics From 1932 Through the 2004 Election Plus Insights Into the 2008 Presidential Election .

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Halloween Harvest: Treats, Tales & Traditions, Sunday, October 26, 2008

$3 Million in Grants Awarded to 200 Museums, Historical Groups and Local Governments

PHMC Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Roosevelt's 'New Deal', Partners with Pennsylvania Heritage Society to Offer Unique Tour

Celebrate the Harvest Season With Pennsylvania's Historical Sites

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Extreme Planets, September 6 through November 30, 2008

Governor Rendell Says First Step Taken Towards Improvements at PA
Lumber Museum

Your August Destination? Education in PA, Children to Learn History for Free at Pennsylvania's 24 Historical Sites Throughout Month

Pennsylvania Recognizes 75th Anniversary of 'New Deal'

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Announces Winners of Annual "Art of the State" Exhibit, More Than 2400 Entries Submitted for Judging

Pennsylvania Celebrates Juneteenth With Two-Day Dialogue On The Civil War, Civil Rights, Quest for Freedom Live and Learn Weekends Continue Across Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Auctioning Items From 6 Historic Sites, Victrola, Carpet Beater, Butter Churn, Straight Razors and More for Sale

Military History Trail Offers New Way to Experience Memorial Day, Trail Connects 6 Sites of Military Significance in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Historical Sites Celebrate International Museum Day, Buy-One, Get-One Admission at 23 Historical Sites May 18

GROOVE/chill @ The State Museum, New Musical Series Designed to Attract New, Younger Audience Debuts at The State Museum Thursday, May 29

Major PA Revolutionary War Encampment Slated , 1,500 Re-enactors Expected at Daniel Boone Homestead in mid-May

Books on PA History For Sale Online From Diners to Disasters, Wars to Railroads, Buy at PAbookstore.com

Pennsylvania Focusing on Black History: Preserve America Grant will Fund Study, Support Local African American Heritage Tourism

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Ultimate Universe March 8 through June 1, 2008.

State Museum Welcomes Felix de la Concha Whom Paints Fran Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Exhibit Runs Janueary 30 - March 22, 2008.

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Destination Saturn January 5 through March 2, 2008.

State Museum Invites Pennsylvania Artists to Participate in Annual Art of the
State Exhibit

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Season of Light
December 18 through December 30, 2007.

Families Can Ring in the New Year at The State Museum of Pennsylvania's 4th Annual "Noon" Year's Eve Celebration, Thursday, December 27.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania is Open Friday, November 23, 2007 –
The Day after Thanksgiving

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Made in PA Exhibit
November 10, 2007 – May 18, 2008.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania presents the eleventh annual Night of the Great Pumpkin on Friday October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Hosts First African American In Space

PA State Museum/Archives Will Remain Open During Building Inspection
Barriers, Scaffolding Should Not Discourage Public Visitation

2007

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents DarkStar Adventure, July 7 through September 30, 2007

The State Museum of Pennsylvania announces winners of 40th annual Art of the State® Exhibit  

The Planetarium at the State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Mars,
April 7 through July 1, 2007

Romantics of All Ages Can Celebrate Valentine's Day at The State Museum, Sunday Februrary 11th, 2007

The State Museum Planetarium Presents Black Holes: the Other Side of Infinity
January 6 through April 1, 2007

“Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty” Scheduled to be Performed at The State Museum of Pennsylvania January 13 - 14, 2007

PENNSYLVANIA STATE MUSEUM EXHIBITS FIRST LADIES’ INAUGURAL GOWNS
First Lady Judge Marjorie O. Rendell’s gown and others are on display

Families can ring in the New Year at The State Museum of Pennsylvania with a “Noon” Year’s Eve Celebration on December 27 and 28

The State Museum Planetarium Presents George and Oatmeal Save Christmas and
Season of Light Holiday Shows November 18 through December 31, 2006

PENNSYLVANIA CRAFT EXHIBIT OPENS AT STATE MUSEUM IN HARRISBURG
Winners of juried craft show are announced

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RELEASE ARCHIVES

State Museum Planetarium Presents New Sky Show –
Hubble Vision 2,
September 9 through November 12, 2006

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents
“Night of the Great Pumpkin” Friday, October 27, 2006

PENNSYLVANIA HISTORICAL AND MUSEUM COMMISSION TO
CO-SPONSOR CONFERENCE ON NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE
One-Day Conference Includes History, Culture of Pa. Native Americans

Signing Time at The State Museum of Pennsylvania, Sunday, October 15, 2006

Art of the State® Winners

Art of the State®: Pennsylvania 2006 June 11 – September 10, 2006

Click here for a list of Artists by County showcased in this year's Art of the State®

State Museum Planetarium Presents New Sky Show – Big – June 27 through September 3, 2006

NEW DINOSAUR SPECIES GETS A TOUCH OF HARRY POTTER WITH HELP FROM PHMC STAFFER--Dracorex hogwartsia is Tribute to J. K. Rowling Series

STATE MUSEUM CALLS FOR ENTRIES FOR CRAFT EXHIBIT

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents Covered Bridges Lecture
Pennsylvania’s Covered Bridges – Design, Designers and Distribution May 13, 2006

STATE MUSEUM PLANETARIUM PRESENTS SKY QUEST

New Smithsonian Exhibition on Covered Bridges Set to Open at The State Museum of Pennsylvania on March 12, 2006

STATE MUSEUM OFFERS FREE ADMISSION TO CURIOSITY CONNECTION AND PLANETARIUM ON SUNDAY, MARCH 12 AS PART OF CHARTER DAY CELEBRATION

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2006 
Applications Now Available; Deadline Extended

State Museum Presents LOUIE a High Energy, Interactive, Family Concert
and Workshop on Sunday, February 5, 2006

State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents New Exhibit on African American History Trailblazers: Notable African Americans in Pennsylvania History at The State Museum January 10, 2006 – June 18, 2006

STATE MUSEUM PLANETARIUM PRESENTS SPECTACULAR SPACE SHOW
PASSPORT TO THE UNIVERSE

Families…Ring in the New Year at The State Museum of Pennsylvania with a “Noon” Year’s Eve Celebration on December 28 and 29, 2005

The State Museum Planetarium Presents George and Oatmeal Save Christmas and Season of Light Holiday Shows November 19 through December 31, 2005

New Exhibit Highlights Pennsylvania's Original Department Stores -
Just in Time for the Holiday Shopping Season

The State Museum of Pennsylvania Presents "Night of the Great Pumpkin" Friday, October 21, 2005

STATE MUSEUM FEE STOPPED PENDING MORE FUNDING SUPPORT
Museum seeks solid information on financial help

Governor Rendell Asks Museum Commission to Rescind
Planned Entry Fee at Next Board Meeting

The State Museum Opens Exhibit on Oral Histories of
Immigrants to Pennsylvania

The State Museum Planetarium Presents Daily Planetarium Shows

STATE MUSEUM ANNOUNCES
ART OF THE STATE: PENNSYLVANIA 2005
WINNERS

Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2005
June 19 - September 11, 2005

State Museum Exhibits New Quilt Show: Quilts and More

PHMC Exhibits Rare Ivory-billed Woodpecker

PHMC Announces Acquisition of Robin Stanaway Artwork

State Museum of Pennsylvania Offers Preview of New Digital Planetarium March 12-13, 2005

The State Museum Adds Sculpture by Robin Stanaway to Permanent Exhibits

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