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2014-06-12 12:30:27

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Finalists have been announced for "Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2014," an exhibition showcasing the talent, creativity and diversity of Pennsylvania's established and emerging artists. The 47th annual exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 22, at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. It runs through Sept. 14 and includes 122 works of art by 114 artists from 30 counties. This year's exhibit attracted 1,772 entries from 782...

2014-05-28 16:24:29

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $1,901,011 in grants to 130 eligible museums and official county historical societies in Pennsylvania that met the following criteria: -- Museums that are located in Pennsylvania with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person. -- Official County...

2014-05-15 16:25:04

Film Taken at 1937 All Star Baseball Game by Harrisburg Native Jimmie DeShong HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Never before seen footage of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking was unveiled today at the Pennsylvania State Archives. The film was shot in 1937 by Harrisburg native and Major League Baseball pitcher James (Jimmie) DeShong on his 8mm home movie camera. Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett, along with members of DeShong's family unveiled...

2014-01-15 12:24:36

Pieces to be sold include a Conestoga wagon, books and tools HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) is inviting the public to an auction of items removed from its collection on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. The auction will start at 10 a.m. at 1500 Paxton St. in Harrisburg. Public inspection of the items begins at 9 a.m. The pieces being sold have no special significance to the history of the Commonwealth or...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.