This Day On The Street
Continue to site
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

The State Museum Of Pennsylvania Announces April 2013 Highlights

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The State Museum of Pennsylvania today announced its program schedule for April 2013:

New Civil War Exhibit and Opening:  "Objects of Valor: Commemorating the Civil War in Pennsylvania" is a new exhibit created to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.  The exhibition showcases treasured State Museum artifacts that reflect a century and a half of collecting, preserving and interpreting the commonwealth's Civil War experience. The exhibit opens Friday, April 19, with a free reception from 7 to 9 p.m., sponsored in part by the Friends of the State Museum and in conjunction with 3 rd in the Burg, a monthly celebration of Harrisburg's arts and entertainment.

Special Hannah Penn Exhibit:  In honor of William Penn's second wife Hannah Callowhill Penn, The State Museum presents an exhibit entitled " Hannah Penn: blest with a strong judgment and excellent good sense."  The exhibit features a selection of rare objects, artifacts and documents associated with Hannah and William Penn from several collections including The State Museum, Pennsylvania State Archives, State Library of Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia History Museum. The exhibit continues through Sunday, April 28.

Student Art Exhibit: The South Central Pennsylvania Arts and Writing Awards presents "Personal Perspectives," award-winning artwork by students in grades 7–12 from Adams, Cumberland, Franklin, York, and Dauphin counties from March 9 to April 28.  The exhibit is sponsored by Commonwealth Connections Academy.

DOSHI Gallery Exhibit:  The Susquehanna Art Museum (SAM) presents an exhibit in its DOSHI Gallery at The State Museum entitled "Course and Discourse." The exhibit pairs works by students and their professors from central Pennsylvania colleges and universities, including Franklin and Marshall College, Millersville University, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design, Lebanon Valley College, Messiah College, Elizabethtown College and Wilson College. "Course and Discourse" will be on display through May 6. In conjunction with the exhibit, SAM is hosting a free Capital Region Young Artist Symposium and College Fair at The State Museum on Sunday, April 14, from noon to 4 p.m.

National History Day in Pennsylvania exhibits:  2012 award-winning History Day displays and projects will be on view at The State Museum through June 23.  National History Day in Pennsylvania is a project of the U.S. Army Heritage Center Foundation, Carlisle.

"Where There is Light":  A multi-disciplinary exhibit featuring photographs by Kevyn Bashore, sculpture and painting by Freiman Stoltzfus and glass sculptures by Through the Fire Glass Studio, Aspen Glass Studio and Katherman Glass Studio. The exhibit will be on display through April 28.

The State Planetarium: Bigger, Brighter, Bolder! The State Museum presents its newly-upgraded Planetarium XD, featuring the latest state-of-the-art technology.  Shows offered through May 26 include:

"Astronaut" (grade 3 and up)Explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, from floating around the International Space Station to maneuvering through microscopic regions of the human body.  Narrated by Ewan McGregor.  Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m.

"BIG" (grade 6 and up)An imaginative look at the size and scale of our universe. Explore the universe beginning with space probes reaching out to our Solar System, then telescopes collecting the light from the stars. With a lighthearted storytelling style and unique characters, "BIG" brings a really big subject down to earth.  Narrated by Sir Richard Attenborough. Saturdays, noon and 2 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.

Planetarium shows are $2 per person, in addition to general admission; free to State Museum Affiliate Members.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania, adjacent to the State Capitol in Harrisburg, is one of 25 historic sites and museums administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission as part of the Pennsylvania Trails of History ®. The State Museum offers expansive collections interpreting Pennsylvania's fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and revolutionary era, a pivotal Civil War battleground, and the Commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America's story.

Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children and senior citizens.

For more information about the museum, visit

Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,092.11 +41.36 0.24%
S&P 500 2,013.43 +15.91 0.80%
NASDAQ 4,821.3580 +10.57 0.22%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs