50th Anniversary Gala

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Saturday, October 24, 2015
6:00 p.m.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120

On Saturday, October 24, 2015, Pennsylvanian’s from across the Commonwealth will come together at the State Museum of Pennsylvania to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The State Museum and Archives Complex in Harrisburg. At this black tie dinner, produced by The JDK Group, we will welcome governors, community leaders, historians, and other proud Pennsylvanians to honor the rich history of Pennsylvania. Guests will progress through the Museum for interactive opportunities with curators and museum staff. The event will also include a preview of two new exhibits: Uncommon Modern, A Pennsylvania Glossary of Midcentury Architecture and the Pennsylvania Icons Exhibit.

This fundraising event will benefit the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, which financially supports the priorities of The State Museum of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Archives through private funding for educations programs, exhibits, capital projects, and preservation.

For more information please call (717) 787-2407 or email RA-paheritage@pa.gov. +MORE

News from around the Sites

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PHMC sites offer so many wonderful activities that they are often in the paper! Here are a just a few of the articles written recently about our sites.


Railroad Buffs Still Make Tracks to Strasburg – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Hurry, hurry, step right up: Drake Day Circus rolls into town, next weekend – The Titusville Herald

Somerset Historical Center offers unique program to students – Daily American

Mountain Craft Days at the Somerset Historical Center

Ticket to hanging an eerie relic in western Pennsylvania – Lancaster Online

Canadian Takes Top Time – The Titusville Herald

Antique Toolbox: What’s our mystery tool for July? – Lancaster Online

Annual boot camp teaches value of teamwork, offers physical challenges to children – Centre Daily Times

Kaleidoscope: Great time at Steel City Museums – Aurora Advocate

Tickets on sale for two popular Railroad Museum events – Lancaster Online


As a member of the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation you can visit all 23 Trails of History sites for a a year free! Plus, receive the award-winning Pennsylvania Heritage magazine. Individual memberships are $50.00, good for free general admission to PHMC historical sites and museum for one person or a family membership is $70.00, good for free general admission to PHMC sites and museums for two (2) adults and all children or grandchildren under age 18 (some special events at PHMC sites require an additional fee). What are you waiting for? Join us today!