The Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation is the non-profit partner of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Governed by a volunteer board, PHF helps preserve the Commonwealth’s rich heritage through charitable funding, membership, grant management, and community engagement.
Sam Sweet has recently been appointed Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation, the statewide, independent, non-profit partner of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) that supports the preservation and presentation of the rich heritage of the Commonwealth's historic sites and museums. Sam brings over 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector, leading cultural and educational institutions to the next level and promoting growth, innovation and greater community impact. He began on September 5. He looks forward to engaging Pennsylvanians who are passionate about history and who want to support and sustain our state’s historic stories and treasures.
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) is pleased to announce the launch of PA History 2 Go, an engaging and educational series of videos designed to attract virtual visitors to the Pennsylvania Trails of History and deepen their understanding of Pennsylvania's rich history.
Each video explores a particular site or facet of Pennsylvania history, including architectural wonders, historical narratives, and artistic treasures that have shaped Pennsylvania's unique identity.
Click the logo above to be directed to PHMC's Collection of Videos
For more information about what is happening at the Pennsylvania Historic Museum Commission and the Trails of History sites follow their blogs:
• This Week in Pennsylvania Archaeology
• Pennsylvania Historic Preservation
• Trailheads (Trails of History events and programs.)
Trails of History Site Blogs
• Eckley Miners’ Village
• Port Pitt Museum
• Graeme Park
• Pennsbury Manor
• PA Military Museum
• Railroad Museum of PA
• Somerset Historical Center
• Washington Crossing
PHMC's Historic Sites and Museums provide an assortment of events on the Pennsylvania Trails of History. Visit our Event Pages for both Virtual and Special and In-person Events happening throughout the Trails of History and beyond. Many of the historic sites and museums provide fun, family activities year round for all generations to enjoy. Or, be an armchair traveler and immerse yourself in virtual events and tours.
Volunteer Opportunities are plentiful at the historic sites and museums on The PA Trails of History. Learn more about where and how people of all ages can get involved!
The Pennsylvania Heritage® magazine is published quarterly as a benefit of membership with the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation or The State Museum of Pennsylvania affiliate membership. It is also available by subscription only for $35.00.
Click here if you would like more information about the magazine, to renew or purchase a subscription, or to purchase back issues.
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