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The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Created in 1945, they are responsible for the collection, conservation, and interpretation of Pennsylvania's historic heritage, which are accomplish through the Pennsylvania State Archives, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Trails of History (historic sites and museums), the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office, and the Bureau of Management Services.

Below are some quick links to resources found on the PHMC website:

  • The historical marker search application allows you to search the historical marker database throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • The Pennsylvania State Archives has a partnership with to digitize family history records in the State Archives and make them available online.

  • PHMC provides numerous collections of museum artifacts and links to digital images and documents.

  • A collection of publications are available to read or download from PHMC's website.

  • Learn more about the works of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the assortment of available resources they provide.

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