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Recorded Event

Recorded Event

The State Museum of Pennsylvania

Artists Conversations

Recorded on Friday, March 5, 2021
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In honor of Charter Day, Historian Jason Wilson of the Capitol Preservation Committee and Fine Arts Curator Amy Hammond will discuss Violet Oakley’s tribute to William Penn in "The Founding of the State of Liberty Spiritual", a mural in the Governor's Reception Room at the Pennsylvania State Capitol. Herself a pacifist, Oakley was drawn to Penn’s approach to religious freedom and tolerance. Oakley carefully chose her theme to ensure that Penn’s principles of tolerance and justice would influence future Pennsylvanians.


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